Di­nosaurs be­headed at Aus­tralian mu­seum

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Syd­ney, Aus­tralia - 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 on Tues­day.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are hunt­ing for the at­tack­ers af­ter the dam­age to the di­nosaurs - which were in an out­side dis­play area - took place late last week at the mu­seum in Canberra, Aus­tralian Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory po­lice said.

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 chil­dren com­ing up and go­ing ‘oh mum and dad, what’s wrong with the di­nosaurs?’”

A gi­ant fi­bre­glass 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.

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