Di­nosaurs be­headed at Australian mu­seum

Kuwait Times - - HEALTH & SCIENCE -

Three model rap­tors at Australia’s na­tional di­nosaur mu­seum have been be­headed by mys­tery van­dals who scaled a fence and re­moved the parts us­ing an an­gle grinder or hack­saw, po­lice said yes­ter­day. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are hunt­ing for the at­tack­ers af­ter the dam­age to the di­nosaurs-which were in an out­side dis­play area-took place late Satur­day at the mu­seum in Can­berra, Australian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory po­lice said. “The dam­age sus­tained to the (three ve­loci­rap­tor) di­nosaurs in­di­cates that an an­gle grinder or hack­saw was used to re­move the heads from the body,” they said.

“The of­fend­ers had climbed a four-foot fence to gain en­try.” Mu­seum staffer Mitchell Sey­mour said the dam­aged di­nos were first spot­ted by vis­i­tors, with chil­dren puz­zled at what hap­pened. “We went out to check it out and three of our di­nosaurs here have been de­cap­i­tated,” Sey­mour told the Australian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion. “We had heaps of kids com­ing up and go­ing ‘oh mum and dad, what’s wrong with the di­nosaurs?’“It’s self­ish, and it’s thoughtless is what it is.” A gi­ant fiber glass di­nosaur was stolen from the mu­seum in 2013 and later found in the home of a man who said it was taken as a birthday prank, ABC re­ported.—AFP

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