- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The troll is back in Wichita.

A 200-pound bronze sculpture of a troll was returned to its lair under a grate near the Keeper of the Plains statue on Friday. The popular statue was removed in October after vandals sawed off its arm and stole a necklace.

Artist Connie Ernatt, who created the sculpture, has fixed it with a super reinforced arm and a new necklace. She and city officials say they were surprised by the public concern since the troll was taken out of the enclosure.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1iZW505 ) after the troll returned Friday, city workers sealed all the entry points vandals used to break into the enclosure, including 5-foot bolts to keep the gate in place.

The troll was first installed in 2007.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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