Campus Cow Tipping Investigated By ECU Police

ECU police are investigating a cow tipping on campus that happened this past weekend.

It's not any ordinary cow, but the Pirate cow that's been grazing in front of the Rivers Building for a little over a month now.

The university says the 125-pound fiberglass cow was damaged in this latest tipping, and they're not sure if she'll be able to return to campus or not.

The cow, which is nearly six-feet tall and eight-feet long, was pushed over early Sunday morning. ECU says the cow's hooves, which were attached to concrete footers in the ground, were damaged by the vandalism.

The cow has been moved to a secured storage building, while the university assesses the damage.

It's not the first time the Pirate cow had been tipped, but this weekend's tipping is believed to be the first since she was secured into the ground.

The cow was donated by Wells Fargo after a fundraising event for North Carolina Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill.