If you tuned in to catch the second half of Texas Tech’s game with TCU or have since seen highlights, then you’re already familiar with this story.
About midway through the third quarter Thursday night, a gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) made an appearance on the TCU sideline prompting amazement from the visiting ESPN crew and many Dr. Seuss jokes. The fox has since made appearances in highlight reels and blogs, created its own Twitter account and even inspired a YouTube parody.
Despite the instant and enduring fame of this cuddly creature, Lubbock’s KCBD Channel 11 reports Texas Tech officials and Animal Control are working to capture and remove the fox from the stadium. No details as to how the fox will be captured or where it will be relocated were given.
Officials did say this isn’t the first fox to show up and support Red Raider football, and that they’re worried that if the little fella actually lives underneath the stadium it may become too friendly with fans, especially if free food is a factor. Texas Tech has to worry about the potential for an incident, particularly now that the whole world knows about the Red Raider fox.
Tell us what you think. Should the fox be removed, or allowed to stay and cheer?