Canadian moose statue loses its ears
The Canadian Olympic Moose, a large red statue that stands outside Canada’s building in the athletes’ village, seems to have fallen victim to vandalism. On Sunday afternoon, the mascot’s twitter account, @CDNOlympicMoose shared: “Help! My ears were stolen! It's hard out here for a moose.#StandingOnGuardForThee”
Later, the woebegotten beast tweeted, “I know everyone in the Village wants a piece of me but taking my ears is going too far. #CantHear #GiveYourEverything.”
The patriotic moose is popular with photo-takers and on Twitter, where some 970 followers check out tweets written in both official languages. The moose, which belongs to the Canadian Olympic Team, is in fact the same animal that presided over the Vancouver Games two years ago, when it sported a white paint job.
The 300-pound statue already has a cable lock its right legs to thwart any would-be pranksters from carting him away.