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Temple hosting live owl from zoo on sideline this season

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(Temple University)

Move over Ralphie, Uga, Bevo and Reveille. There is an addition to the world of live mascots on the sidelines at college football stadiums this fall.

Temple introduced Stella the Owl to coach Matt Rhule and about 300 season ticket holders at Saturday's practice. Stella is a 3-year-old great horned owl who calls the Elmwood Park Zoo home. She is expected to be on the sidelines for Temple home games this fall at Lincoln Financial Field.

Stella joins Auburn's War Eagle and Air Force's Falcon among birds of prey on the college football sidelines.

Rhule donned a glove and held Stella on his left arm at one point. No word on whether Stella will be at home games beyond this season. The school has used Hooter T. Owl, a costumed entertainer, in the past.

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