Beak of Toomer’s Corner Eagle Statue Damaged Over the Weekend

The venerable eagle statue on the West Magnolia side of the main entrance of Auburn University was de-beaked sometime over the weekend—the weekend that saw the return of rolling Toomer’s Corner.

When? How? Deliberately? No one knows, at least not yet—footage from the Toomer’s Corner webcams hasn’t been consulted (and may not provide any clues even if it is… we’ll be listening for the call on Finebaum like everyone else.)

The eagle’s concrete beak was found on the ground near the bird’s pillar and given to the university’s Facilities Division.

The beak-less eagle on the Magnolia side of the AU entrance.

The eagle of the College Street side, for reference.

“The university is looking for some specialty contractors who perform restoration work, and once we find the contractor, we’ll have them make the repairs,” Auburn University director of communications and marketing Mike Clardy told the Opelika-Auburn News. “This is more involved than just putting concrete on the broken area and hoping it sticks. We think it’s worth taking the time to do it right and make sure it stays there for years to come.”

Read the full story here.

Related: Graffiti on the barricade around the Toomer’s oaks / Auburn fan chisels “War Eagle” into the Sphinx

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