VANDALS have painted skeleton designs on Milton Keynes’ famous concrete cows.
The Bancroft bovines, which are copies of the original cows – now based at Midsummer Place, were given the new look sometime during Tuesday night.
The creepy ‘costumes’ come just in time for Halloween – but bosses at The Parks Trust say it could cost up to £2,000 to repaint the cows.
It is not the first time the cows have been victim to vandals. They have previously been painted pink, dressed in pyjamas and even beheaded.
The cow’s skeletal look comes after the Peartree Bridge dinosaur was repainted in a similar way in August.
Parks Trust chief executive David Foster said: “Public art is an integral part of the city and park landscape and as custodians of the cows we take damage of this nature very seriously.
“The cows are a part of Milton Keynes, they are a piece of public art and they should be valued by all. We will restore the cows to the artist’s original vision.”
Police have been notified.
The original concrete cows were created in 1978 by Canadian-born artist, Liz Leyh.