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Parents say bronze turtle sculpture at Boston playground is burning children

Parents say bronze turtle sculpture at Boston playground is burning children

BOSTON (AP/WHDH) — 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 City of Boston 311 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. Another complaint said, “This turtle is a liability on the playground. Please remove.” The four-foot sculpture of a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle at the Myrtle Street Playground in the city’s […]

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