Hide yo kids, hide yo wife: A ‘rare and extremely dangerous’ badger is loose on campus
Can we make him our new mascot?
Meet CU's latest campus visitor, the infamous 'rare and extremely dangerous' badger who was spotted on campus yesterday.
Rare badger sighting on campus. Badgers can be extremely dangerous. If you see it, do not approach. Call 303-492-5522 to report sighting. pic.twitter.com/MvLnFBK7Qj
— CU Boulder (@CUBoulder) August 2, 2017
CU Boulder's offical Twitter account sent an alert out to warn students of their impending doom and imminent takedown at the hands of this deadly creature. "Rare badger sighting on campus. Badgers can be extremely dangerous. If you see it, do not approach," and while this may have been good advice, it was definitely a little excessive.
Wisconsin took the "extremely dangerous" comment personally.
We're not so bad once you get to know us… pic.twitter.com/9o6V1ly1m2
— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) August 2, 2017
A spokesperson from Colorado Parks and Wildlife claims badgers aren't dangerous and that CU officials are wrong in their statements, but UW-Madison says otherwise.
— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) August 2, 2017
Some people related to CU's badger.
— Katie Macarelli (@crankymommys) August 3, 2017
Or maybe the badger just a transfer student getting the lay of the land?
Must be a transfer from WI 😂 https://t.co/M9h9QOwhvH
— Tori Lachapelle (@beauteous_world) August 3, 2017
Perhaps the poor guy is just trying to get a degree like the rest of us!
— Jamie Perkins (@perkja) August 2, 2017
Maybe the badger should watch out, though, as CU students don't have the best track record with campus critters.
CU Boulder students beat a raccoon to death in a alleyway. #stupidcollegekids
— Krucible (@kruciblemedia) November 18, 2011
Stay safe, kids.