Four months after it was damaged in a bovine tipping, the Pirate cow is back on ECU's campus and it's sturdier than ever.
The fiberglass six-foot high cow first showed up on campus last fall. It was tipped over while grazing in front of the Rivers Building, so the university attached its hooves into concrete footers.
Then in mid-November, the cow was tipped over again, this time the vandalism broke off the hooves.
Since then, the 125-pound cow has been hidden away, awaiting its return to campus.
Now, the cow is firmly attached to a concrete pad. The university the repairs and new pad cost them $1,650.
The sign around its neck reminds people the cow is made of fiberglass, and will break if people sit or lean against it.
Originally, the cow was donated by Wells Fargo after a fundraising event for North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill.