Vandalized burro gets a new tail


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new tail is going on the donkey.

The Albuquerque Journal reported artist Taylor Mott attached the new tail Tuesday to the well-known metal donkey statue in Santa Fe just weeks after it was mysteriously stolen.

Police have no clues on any possible tail bandits and are offering a $1,000 reward.

The metal sculpture stands at one end of Santa Fe’s Burro Alley.

The city of Santa Fe paid about $4,000 to replace the tail, repair three hooves and remove graffiti.

The sculpture — by artist Charles Southard — is part of the city’s collection of about 75 pieces of public art and was commissioned in 1988.

It’s valued at $12,500.

 

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