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On November 21, 2006, the Caverns of Sonora’s trademark formation, The Butterfly, was vandalized. The top portion of the right wing on the Butterfly was broken off and stolen. Since this occurred, Texas cave owners have called for strengthening of the laws protecting caves and other natural landmarks of Texas. The Texas House and Senate agreed and it is now a state felony to damage or deface any cave in Texas. There is a standing $20,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the broken piece of the Butterfly.

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Cave Vandalism Law

Treasured Texas Cave Feature Known as the `Butterfly' Vandalized at Caverns of Sonora

Butterfly formation stolen from caverns

Lawmakers stiffen penalties for cave vandals

Caverns of Sonora feature known as the "Butterfly" gets vandalized

KLST news feature

KWES news feature

Caverns offer reward in theft of 'treasure'

Sonora Caverns Vandalized

Famed rock Butterfly in cave is vandalized

Cavern's Butterfly damaged

Vandalism at Caverns of Sonora