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The abdomen of the "Gaea" beaver statue was vandalized with black paint Tuesday night. Pioneer Photo/Eric Stromgren

UPDATED: 'Gaea' sculpture vandalized Tuesday night

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"Gaea," the controversial beaver sculpture, was vandalized Tuesday night, but quickly cleaned up and returned to normal.

The Bemidji Police Department received an anonymous phone call at 11:12 p.m. saying that the sculpture had been defaced with black spray paint.


The spray paint covered what artist Deborah A. Davis has said are the hands of a praying woman.

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