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Earl the Squirrel
Plainview, TX
Nutty the Squirrel
Longview, WA
Kampy the Squirrel
Middlebury, VT
In 2000, Earl the Squirrel was carved by H.L. Stewart from a dead pine tree on the courthouse lawn. For more, see this website. [map]

Nutty the Squirrel is a wood carving, about eight feet tall. He stands in a park near the Nutty Narrows Bridge. The bridge was built as a squirrel crossing in 1963 by Amos Peters. This Nutty the Squirrel statue was installed in 2001 as a tribute to Peters. For more, see this website. [map]

Kampy the Squirrel is located at Kampersville, a campground on Lake Dunmore. For more, see this website. [map]

Chrony the Squirrel
Glendale, OH
Nutzy the Squirrel
Belfast, ME
Henry the Squirrel
Brainerd, MN
Giant Squirrel [gone]
Bay City, MI
Theodore
the Chipmunk
Phoenix, AZ
Chrony the Squirrel is one of 25 fiberglass squirrel statues around town. They were installed in 2005 as a public art project. The black squirrel is Glendale's symbol. This squirrel is dressed as a jackhammering construction worker. It was sponsored by Reece Construction. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Nutzy the Squirrel is installed in front of Perry's Nut House. He is a wood carving and about six feet tall. He has been here since around 1999. At one time, there were elephant statues here as well. [map]

The Henry the Squirrel statue was originally located at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center. When the park closed in 2003, this statue and many others were moved down the road to Paul Bunyan Land. Henry was Paul Bunyan's pet squirrel. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Giant Squirrel statue in Bay City was carved from a tree and was about 10 feet tall. The squirrel appeared to be munching on a cranberry. The statue was located at Arnold Real Estate. These photos are from 2008. By 2014, the statue was gone. [photos thanks Mark Comstock]

This fiberglass statue of Theodore the Chipmunk is located in front of Don Parks house. I assume that statues of Alvin and Simon were also produced. Parks has a huge collection of statues and other things on display. [map]

Squirrel and Badger
Birnamwood, WI
This Squirrel and Badger were once part of the Badger Country gas station. The Badger was perched on the roof of the convenience store which was disguised as a mound of dirt. The gas station closed in the late 1990s and was replaced with the Northern Exposure Gentleman's Club. The Badger was moved down to the ground and reduced in height. The Squirrel's log was once a drive-in gas pump shelter but its ends are now closed off. For more, see this website. [map]

More Squirrel Statues:
Cedar Creek, TX [map]
Sinton, TX

More Badger Statues:
Wishek, ND

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
This 22 foot tall Armadillo is installed on the patio at Goode's Armadillo Palace. The restaurant and nightclub opened in 2005. This stainless steel armadillo has longhorns and glowing red eyes. The statue blows smoke from its nose. [map]

More Armadillo Statues:
Buffalo Gap
Dallas
Granbury

Rhinoceros
Islamorada, FL
Hippo
Hutto, TX
This Rhinoceros statue is installed on top of the Safari Lounge sign. [map]

This Hippo statue is 10 feet tall and made of concrete. It was created for a miniature golf course but it wound up here. The statue was produced by Ben Robinson of the Plycrete Mold Co. The original sculpture from which the mold was made was created by Elmer Johnson. It was installed in 1992 and is Hutto's main tourist attraction. A photo-op staircase has been built next to the statue. Many smaller hippo statues have also been decorated and installed around town. Hutto's fondness for hippos can be traced back to around 1915 when a hippo escaped from a circus train in town. The hippo is also the mascot for Hutto High School. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Hippo
Edmond, OK
Hippo, Bear & Dinosaur
Sandusky, OH
This Hippo statue appears to be holding a camera. The trap door in back suggests that this statue might have been mechanical in some way. It is located in front of Glass Solutions. Does anyone know the history of this statue? [map]

The Hippo, Bear & Dinosaur statues were installed in front of the Best Budget Inn when these photos were taken in 2012. The Dinosaur came from a Sinclair gas station. The hippo and bear were created by Ben Robinson (see description of the hippo in the row above). Robinson sold many statues to mini golf courses and these figures most likely came from one. In 2014, the motel became the Magnuson Hotel Sandusky. The three statues were still there in 2015. [map]

More Hippo Statues:
Muncie, IN

More Rhino Statues:
Lake Station, IN
Zanesville, OH

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