Ramming speed! One usually thinks of a child killing his or her parent to escape an abusive situation or over a dispute about money. It usually doesn’t occur because the son wants to be the UNC mascot.

Former mascot Rameses XVII was given a Kool Moe Dee Death Blow by his son, Pablo during a battle over the right to lead the Tar Heels football team out on the field this fall.

Rameses and Pablo shared a field at Hogan’s farm outside Carrboro. On April 13, they butted heads, as rams are occasionally wont. This particular collision was so jarring that it snapped off one of the older ram’s horns.

The son Pablo, 3, will take the name Rameses XVIII and succeed his slain father as Carolina mascot, keeper Rob Hogan said.

Doesn’t Pablo know what happened to Commodus in Gladiator? His reign will not end well. It is written. Never trust your children.

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