Those dinosaurs have been there for more than 50 years, and are (or were) going to be saved as part of the new updated and more scientifically accurate dinosaur display slated for the Science Museum real soon now.
What a bunch of maroons.
UPDATE: The Museum is asking people to upload pictures of the dinosaurs to their Flickr page here.
From the Museum's statement:
Durham Police officials received a call this morning stating that the Brontosaurus, which was part of the Museum of Life and Science’s old Dinosaur Trail was likely vandalized. A small portion of the neck was found on the ground, while the head was missing. Museum staff are in the process of filing a police report. “We’re saddened by what happened,” comments Barry Van Deman, CEO of Museum of Life and Science.
The old trail, which opened in 1967 has a long standing history with the citizens of Durham, especially residents of Northgate Park and Colonial Village.
I'll have pictures posted in the morning showing the damage.