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Groundhog King
Kutztown, PA
This Groundhog King was created in 1939 and is more than 10 feet tall. He holds a cabbage in his paws. The statue is put on display during the Kutztown Folk Festival to promote the German Groundhog Lodge. For more, see this website.

More Groundhog Statues:
Jimmy the Groundhog (Sun Prairie, WI)
Groundhog (Fauquier, ON)
Wiarton Willie: 1, 2 (Wiarton, ON)

Sparky
the Kangaroo
Brainerd, MN
Opossums
Albany, OR
The Sparky the Kangaroo trash can is located at Paul Bunyan Land. These fiberglass trash cans were mass-produced. There is another statue like this in Lake Ozark, MO.

These Giant Opossums were created by Steven Fletcher for Possum Auto Body. The mother possum was created in 1981 and installed on the shop's roof. When they moved to a larger building, three babies were created to hang on the tree next to the mother. Unfortunately, Possum Auto Body was closed when I was there so I had to take these photos through the window. The statues are brought in at night to protect them from thieves and vandals. They are dressed in Santa hats for the Christmas season and hold flags for the 4th of July. Fletcher has also created other polyurethane foam statues in town including the giant Eagle and the Miner and Burro. For more, see this website. [map]

Prairie Dog
Cactus Flats, SD
This Prairie Dog statue is 12 feet tall and made of cement. It was built in 1951 and installed in front of the "Ranch Store" souvenir shop. In 1971, the store and statue were moved to the current location next to I-90. The store sells peanuts to feed the prairie dogs on the grounds. For more, see 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Prairie Dogs
Oakley, KS
These giant Prairie Dogs are located inside Prairie Dog Town which opened in the 1970s. The larger statue is about 17 feet tall. These photos are from 2010. The place has been closed since at least 2014. For more, see this website.

Armadillo
Schertz, TX
The Schertz Armadillo stands in front of Bussey's Flea Market. This fiberglass statue is 15 feet long. [map]

Armadillo
Houston, TX
In the 1980s, this 22 foot tall Armadillo was known as the Texas 'Dillo and located, at least temporarily, in San Antonio, TX. At that point, it was installed on a trailer and located at a liquor store. Before or after that, it was used as a mobile DJ booth in northern Texas. The statue wound up in Cody, WY for awhile. It was purchased and moved to Goode's Armadillo Palace around 2005 before the restaurant/nightclub opened. The owners added glowing red eyes, longhorns and shiny stainless steel plates to the statue's back. It was also modified to blow smoke from its nose. [map]

Armadillo
Buffalo Gap, TX
This 30-foot-long Armadillo was created by an artist in Texas. The metal sculpture started out as a steel tank. The Armadillo wound up in Vermont where the owner named the sculpture "Barbadilla". The sculpture still wears a necklace with that name. It has been located at the Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap since 2009. For more, see this website.

Armadillo
Granbury, TX
This Armadillo is located at Fall Creek Farms. Known as "Killer", the 48-foot-long sculpture was created by Marc Rankin. He spent over 2,000 hours welding the sculpture. It was originally installed at Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in 2002. After that, the sculpture was sold four times before it was acquired by Fall Creek Farms. It has been there since at least 2011. The farm is only open during apple-picking season. This photo was taken in the off-season through the fence from a great distance. There are also several insect sculptures located there. [map]

Cowboy Armadillo
Dallas, TX
This waving, Cowboy Armadillo is installed on top of the Nortena Meat Market sign. It was created by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. The statue has been there since at least 2007. [map]

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