Overheated sculpture at Boston playground burns children

BOSTON (AP) — Boston authorities have covered a new turtle sculpture at a playground after several parents complained that the bronze model was getting superheated by the sun and burning children.

One complaint included a picture of someone holding a temperature scanner over Myrtle the Turtle's shell that read 133 degrees. The turtle "is dangerous and should not be in a playground" the complaint said.

The four-foot sculpture of a Kemp's ridley sea turtle at the Myrtle Street Playground in the city's Beacon Hill neighborhood is now covered by a tarp held down by rope.

Ryan Woods, a spokesman for the Parks and Recreation Department, tells The Boston Globe the city is trying to determine its next move, which could mean removing the sculpture, or putting a canopy over it.

 

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