If you’ve spent any time online in the last day or so, you probably haven’t missed the bovine drama of athletic competition when the mascot of the University of Texas — a longhorn — ran roughshod over photographers who, for reasons not yet explained, were overly enthralled by a dog, in this case the mascot of the University of Georgia at the Sugar Bowl.
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 2, 2019
That guy getting a horn to the backside? He’s one of us, the Fargo Forum reports.
Nick Wagner, the pride of Ada, Minn., works for the Austin American-Stateman now after a career in flyover country.
“If the handlers weren’t able to get a hold of his left horn, I don’t know what how it would’ve ended,” Wagner tells the Forum. “He was ready to go.”
He got some scrapes on his backside but is otherwise cleared for a return to the active roster.