A severed bison head was found early Sunday in the yard of local residents.
Just after 1 a.m. on Sunday, Boulder Police responded to a call from residents of the 900 block of 18th Street, reporting that a bison head had been left in their front yard.
Kim Kobel, Boulder Police Department spokesperson, said that the residents of the property had briefly gone out for the evening to come back to find the bison head in their yard.
“Residents there had been out a little while in the evening,” Kobel said. “When they came back they found a severed bison head in a landscaping lot in their front yard.”
Police are currently working with local ranches and processing companies for any leads on who may have been behind the crime, Kobel said.
“We don’t know [who did it], we are investigating right now,” Kobel said. “What we are doing is we are trying to talk to local ranchers and processing companies to see if they are missing any bison, or if the processing companies sold a body or a head to see where it came from.”
Kobel said that it was a concern that the severed bison head belonged to Ralphie, CU’s mascot. However, working alongside CUPD, it was confirmed that Ralphie was found safe at the location where she is boarded.
“We checked with CUPD and Ralphie’s handlers and she is fine.”
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