WEST Place, N.Y. — West Stage cadets attempting to nab the U.S. Naval Academy’s mascot in advance of the once-a-year Military–Navy football recreation finished up grabbing a diverse goat, in accordance to a report.
U.S. Army Academy cadets traveled this weekend to a farm near Annapolis, Maryland, that is property to Navy mascot Monthly bill, who belongs to a very long line of goat mascots with the very same title. Cadets gave chase to the spooked goats. And alternatively of grabbing Invoice No. 37, they came absent with Bill No. 34, a just one-horned, 14-12 months-old retiree, in accordance to The New York Periods.
West Point officers would not affirm aspects of the incident Tuesday, but mentioned the animal was returned securely and that they were investigating individuals responsible.
“The U.S. Military services Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy are let down by the rely on that was damaged just lately amongst our brothers and sisters in arms. These steps do not replicate both academy’s core values of dignity and respect,” go through a ready statement attributed to superintendents Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams and Vice Adm. Sean Buck.
Nabbing mascots is a a long time-long support academy custom, ordinarily viewed by the perpetrators as a prank. But it has been formally off-limits due to the fact the early 1990s.
In 2018, Army officials at West Point apologized soon after a falcon belonging to the Air Force Academy was injured for the duration of a prank.
The Army-Navy video game is on Dec. 11.