Br'er Rabbit Statue Recovered

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

EATONTON, GA. -- The stolen statue of Br'er Rabbit has been
recovered, but the storybook character is a little worse for wear.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard R. Sills told The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/oM3FqF ) that he recovered the
statue Monday not in a briarpatch but in the woods off Georgia 16,
about five miles east of Eatonton.

The 3-foot iron statue, which weighs about 250 pounds, is going
to need some repairs. The rabbit's tobacco pipe and left ear were
broken.

The statue was stolen Aug. 7 from the Uncle Remus Museum.

Sills said the incident apparently began as a prank. He said
authorities expect to arrest four suspects.

Br'er Rabbit is a character in the famed Uncle Remus tales
penned by Georgia author Joel Chandler Harris, who once lived in
Eatonton.


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