Milton Keynes Cows Made Into Skeletons

Concrete cows have been a familiar sight in a Bancroft park in Milton Keynes, England, since 1978. Since then, the sculptures have been stolen, beheaded, and painted in various fashions, including once having pajamas painted on. But a recent prank that left the bovines painted with skeletons may be the last straw. Officials are considering removing the cows permanently.

Bryony Serginson, The Parks Trust's head of community engagement, said: "We'd rather they stayed where they were - that's where they live and people see them and associate them with that particular park.

"But in the long term if they do continue to be vandalised, then we might have to consider that.

"We are taking it seriously as an act of vandalism. It's going to be costly to us to get the cows back into the proper state that they should be in.

Not everyone took offense at the latest act of vandalism.

Milton Keynes resident Fiona Norrie said: "I don't know if I should be angry, because they've done a really good job. It's very detailed.

"We don't condone graffiti obviously, but it's pretty awesome. It's art."

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(Image credit: Fiona Norrie)


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Geez at least put up a fence! I've known about these cows for a long time but I haven't got to them. At the very least it's a prank the community could get involved in. Paint em pink for breast cancer if you have to. It's a good tool to get people together.
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I was curious what they looked like before the skelly take over, and in my opinion, these cows look better, much much better, in the after photos.
I guess that's how you know you live in a small 'peaceful' town. If your only beef is that someone repainted your er... beef then its going to be a lovely day!
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