Mysterious ‘Seagle’ creature vandalized

Ballard’s proud Seagle, the creature that mysteriously appeared in the pond at the construction site at 28th and Market St., has been, well, slaughtered. It looks like vandals cut it in half, leaving the lower half floating on its side.

“I’ll miss watching him float around while I wait at the bus stop across the street,” writes My Ballard reader Cristin, who sent us the photo above.

The guerrilla art piece appeared on April Fools Day in the “Ballard pond,” complete with caution signs warning people to stay away. The artist said he was planning to auction off the Seagle on eBay to raise money for Ballard charities.


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Trix
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Trix

That's horrible. RIP Seagle.

NWCitizen
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NWCitizen

Why do people need to destroy and tear down?

kim
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kim

my money is on some drunks walking home.

AMBallard
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AMBallard

Must have been all those homeless criminals invading Ballard.

me
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me

i never saw the original creature of Ballard Pool, but he's awesome. kudos to the artist for creating interactive sort of living artwork and thx to person for submitting image to myballard.

me
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me

i never saw the original creature of Ballard Pool, but he's awesome. kudos to the artist for creating interactive sort of living artwork and thx to person for submitting image to myballard.

JM98107
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JM98107

Vandalism in Ballard? No way!

Scott
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Scott

So he had a nice short gig. The more important thing is, did anybody else try the meatloaf?

evanb
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evanb

I think we should get another one going out there.

Pioggia
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Pioggia

that's just so awful, why would anyone do such a thing? I thought the Seagle was totally cool, but even if it hadn't been to my taste, it was still art & there's no justification for destroyig it like that!

Underpants Gnome
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Underpants Gnome

I saw that the Seagle wasn't visible yesterday and I thought it might show up in the parade today. I didn't take a close enough look to see that it had been vandalized. This is terrible. It's just like the graffiti. Well, worse really. But what is wrong with people????

Trix
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Trix

Great handle, Underpants Gnome.
It is worse than graffiti. Whoever did this sawed off the Seagle's head. It may not have been everyone's taste in art but it was inoffensive. To destroy something like that is just sad.

randi
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randi

its those crazy meth heads obviously

Fed^up
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Fed^up

I always get a kick out of the retards that vandalize and graffiti things. Id hope they would read these postings but they are undoubtedly illetirate. Since they can only “tag” there name. Its sad to think someone would do that, Maybe they needed to feel powerfull since they have no job, no girlfriends and just a trusty Sharpie.

great idea
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great idea

isn't this kind of like vandalizing vandalism?

didn't the person who put it there do so illegally to begin with?

how do we know this isn't part of the art? maybe the artist symbolically decapitated the scuplture to represent ballard's break with it's cultural past (and on may 17th)

leavinglasballard
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leavinglasballard

you bastards!!

i noticed he was gone on my run yesterday. truly lame. it was pretty cool having him around.

BallardDINK
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BallardDINK

:(

I proudly showed off the monster of Loch Ballard to some friends (and new Ballard citizens) during Art Walk. I'm sad that some asshole went to so much effort to kill it.

My wish: that Seagle will return as Zombie Seagle.

ABtm
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ABtm

Condo developers.

Chrispy
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Chrispy

I'd noticed that someone broke off an ear (probably with a rock) a few weeks back. Was in anchored in the middle of the pond? I wonder if the wind didn't blow it to the edge.

Very sad to see this go but I was surprised that it lasted as long as it did, given human nature. Odds are this was kids — I don't think the addicts would waste their time.

Bob Jones
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Bob Jones

Thanks for all the kind comments and sharing in the fun. The Seagle and its story was a tribute to my Swedish ancestors who would have enjoyed it. The characters in the press release were family members. My great uncle, Johan Elmer Walhberg's birthday was April 1 st. He was an inventive and creative person who would have laughed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the Seagle's name to your favorite charity.
(Thankfully the eggs are safe!!!)

Silver
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HA! The Norwegian made me laugh out loud!

I loved the “Swim at your own risk!!” signs they put on the chain link fence around the pool.

Silver
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Thank you, Bob Jones, for your Guerrilla art. You are teh awesome!

Luke
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Luke

Bob Jones, you are my hero.

jmland
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jmland

Perhaps it was attacked by a brown bear.

velveteenrabbitt
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velveteenrabbitt

I have been watching Seagle with all his bird friends; two Canadian geese, crows and a Mallard duck couple who would float around near Seagle. I am so saddened by this. I am speechless. Theres a whole lot of ugly in this world, but at least we were graced by such a beauty and warm-fuzzyfor a minute…