KELLER -- Remember our deer-drawing Dali?
You know, the secret artist who painted wildlife in a Bear Creek Parkway tunnel in downtown Keller?
Well, the fun's over!
“It’s just sad. That’s all I can say," Keller resident Michelle Fulgham said Monday. "I just can’t believe that someone would do that, take advantage of someone’s art.”
The critters -- a deer, bird, armadillo, turtle, and a mother and baby turkey -- are gone, painted over after a vandal painted on them over the weekend.
Talk about a perfect example of 'this is why we can't have nice things'.
One picture sent from the City of Keller shows the vandal spray painted a crudely constructed top hat, monocle, and cane on the beloved Bambi.
Keller leaders said they hoped the well-liked wildlife would keep people from spray painting the walk through the tunnel, but they were wrong.
“Here’s a person that we don’t even know who it is that’s come out and done this wonderful artwork, and now it’s gone," Fulgham said. "That’s a shame.”
The City of Keller would still like to know who that original artist is, but at this point, it's unclear if they're still pursuing the possibility of a city-sanctioned mural painted by this reclusive Rembrandt.
Regardless, do residents want a redo?
“Oh, absolutely," Fulgham said. "I think it would be great if they came out and tried again.”
As for the vandals? You aren't the Fresh Prince. Give it a rest.