White paint has been applied over the graffiti that was painted on the Gilboa bull over the weekend. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
White paint has been applied over the graffiti that was painted on the Gilboa bull over the weekend. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

GILBOA — Sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning extensive graffiti was painted on the Gilboa Bull.

Gilboa Mayor Dick McCullough said the incident has been turned over to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department who are undergoing an investigation. McCullough said they painted over the the words with white paint as quickly as possible to cover the inappropriate verbiage painted on the bull.

The village of Gilboa is responsible for the repairs to the bull.

“We have insurance on the bull,” McCullough said. He said this has happened numerous times in the past.