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BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Bullhead City’s unofficial mascot got an unwanted makeover when someone colored the toenails of the concrete tortoise and added eyelashes.

The Mohave Daily News reports police are looking for whoever vandalized the giant sculpture last week. It sits in front of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce sign on Highway 95.

Two residents were able to remove most of the bright pink markings on the desert tortoise named “Poki.” The Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce is researching ways to remove the last traces without damaging the concrete.

Former part-time Bullhead City resident Bill Hayes donated the tortoise to the city in 2014 after he moved to Montana full time.

Visitors often stop to take photos with Poki, touted as the world’s largest desert tortoise.