A local landmark which also by the way, is one of Minnesota’s most iconic landmarks, has been attacked by vandals. The word “Genocide” was painted on Babe The Blue Ox sometime overnight on January 1st and 2nd. The graffiti was quickly painted over with a darker shade of blue than the statue itself. A second coat of paint was then put on yesterday, to return the statue to its normal appearance. A webcam pointed at Paul and Babe for marketing purposes only keeps a few hours of footage at a time, so by the time it was realized Babe was vandalized, the footage had disappeared. Now, new methods of keeping an eye on it are being instituted.