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02:30  13 november  2019
02:30  13 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Quite the opposite.

Ralphie V, who just turned 13 last month, is in excellent health. The reason she's being replaced? She's a little too fast for her human companions. 

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According to a university news release, Ralphie was held back from leading the team onto the field for the past two home games because she wasn't consistently responding to cues from her handlers. That unbridled excitement created safety hazards for her and others on the field.

"As one of the biggest and fastest Ralphies, her love for running and power was showcased every home game during her career," said John Graves, the Ralphie Program manager. "It's almost like she knew she was the queen of campus and she loved to show that fact off when she ran onto the field and at her public appearances."

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a group of people riding on the back of a horse: FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, handlers guide Colorado NCAA college football buffalo mascot Ralphie on a ceremonial run at a game against Nebraska, in Boulder, Colo. Ralphie V will retire after 12 seasons of roaming the field. The university said Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, that Ralphie, who turned 13 in October, hasn’t been showing the same consistency as she has in prior seasons. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) ORG XMIT: NY170 © David Zalubowski, AP FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, handlers guide Colorado NCAA college football buffalo mascot Ralphie on a ceremonial run at a game against Nebraska, in Boulder, Colo. Ralphie V will retire after 12 seasons of roaming the field. The university said Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, that Ralphie, who turned 13 in October, hasn’t been showing the same consistency as she has in prior seasons. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) ORG XMIT: NY170 The Buffaloes have used a live mascot for 53 years, with Ralphie V serving the second-longest tenure in school history at 76 games. She'll make her final appearance -- as a spectator -- at the Nov. 23 home finale against Washington.

With a career record of 39-37, she and a companion buffalo will retire to a ranch maintained by the school's mascot program, as other former mascots have done. 

"Ralphie V has served the department and the university well," athletic director Rick George said. "She has been a very special buffalo and has truly been adored by many."

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Colorado's buffalo mascot, Ralphie V, gets the boot for being too fast

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