cbs4
COMING UP: How A Jail Inmate Was Accidentally Released, Tonight At 10 (Watch Preview)

Local

CU’s ‘Ralphie’ Is Alive After Severed Bison Head Found In Boulder

View Comments
University of Colorado Buffaloes mascot Ralphie storms the field at Folsom Field in Boulder at the start of every Buffs home football game. Pictured in this 2009 photo is Ralphie V. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

University of Colorado Buffaloes mascot Ralphie storms the field at Folsom Field in Boulder at the start of every Buffs home football game. Pictured in this 2009 photo is Ralphie V. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The mystery of a buffalo head which was found in the front yard of a Boulder residence has been solved.

Residents at a home in the 900 block of 18th Street found the severed head early Sunday morning. At first they had no idea who was responsible.

“The head belongs to a resident who lives in the home where the head was found. He recently visited a buffalo ranch in Nebraska … and was given the buffalo head as a souvenir,” Kim Kobel with Boulder police said. “The head was from a buffalo that was slaughtered at the ranch as part of a yearly process to thin the herd. The owner was drying the head in his backyard so that he could later display it on a wall.”

Kobel said the owner didn’t notice that the head was missing and called police when he saw media reports.

Police were concerned that it may have been a prank involving University of Colorado mascot, Ralphie. However, school officials say Ralphie is safe.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus