The iconic Stegosaurus that greets thousands of visitors at the Cranbrook Institute of Science annually has a new look with a little flair today.
"Steggy," as the large model dinosaur is affectionately known, was wearing colorful leggings, a tail cap, an eye patch, and other unique decorations when staff pulled up for work Monday morning, spokesman Stephen Pagnani said.
Each of the artistic accessories were hand-knit by a local resident that identified herself only as "Jenn." She outfitted Steggy with the new look sometime between Sunday evening and early Monday morning.
She left a letter explaining that the creature inspired her love of science as a youngster an provided an outlet. The letter had no other details and no form of contact.
"It was an amazing Monday morning for us," Institute Director Michael Stafford said. "Our mission is to inspire a love of science and clearly that happened with 'Jenn.' We are thrilled that her love of science started at Cranbrook."
Officials said Steggy's new look will last until Sunday, and that the accessories will be stored in the museum's collections for possible future use.