No plans for safety measures after University of Texas mascot lunges at crowd

The University of Texas has no plans to enhance safety measures after its mascot, Bevo XV, a longhorn steer, charged through a makeshift corral during Tuesday’s Sugar Bowl pregame activities, clipping two photographers and sending onlookers scrambling out of the way, school officials told The Austin-American Statesman.

A video of the incident shows Bevo charging at the University of Georgia’s mascot, an English bulldog named Uga, during a pregame picture.

Statesman photographer Nick Wagner had been taking pictures before he was clipped. He said Bevo’s “right horn came around and clocked me in the face along the cheekbone.”

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Angela Wang, a photographer for UT’s The Daily Texan, was seen in a video ducking just before Bevo’s right horn barely grazes her head.

UT officials insisted “[a]ll of the established safety measures for Bevo at home and away football games were in place at the Sugar Bowl last night,” adding: “The handlers that are with him at all times are well-educated, trained and did their job.”