Air Force's falcon mascot kidnapped and injured in pre-game prank
- Aurora reportedly stolen by West Point cadets before game
- Air Force and Army played college football game this weekend
Air Force’s mascot, a 22-year-old white gyrfalcon name Aurora, was injured after she was kidnapped in a prank by West Point cadets in the run-up to a college football game this weekend.
Troy Garnhart, the associate athletic director for communications at the Air Force academy, told the Colorado Springs Gazette that Aurora had been taken from a colonel’s house before the annual rivalry game between Air Force and Army on Saturday. Army were hosting the game between the two military academies at Michie Stadium and won 17-14.