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Reptile Statues (page 1)

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Frog Bridge
Willimantic, CT
The Frog Bridge is also known as the Thread City Crossing. There are four bronze frogs perched on thread spools which are symbolic of the city's cotton mill past. The frogs are part of a local legend. The 11 foot tall statues were created by Leo Jensen from 1999-2001. For more, see this website. [map]

Goldiwarts
Bellevue, WA
Goldiwarts is installed at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. The bronze sculpture was created by Lon Brusselback.

Kermit the Frog
Los Angeles, CA
Frog Fountain
Hot Springs, AR
Giant Frog
Shenandoah Caverns, VA
Kermit the Frog stands at the entrance to Jim Henson Studios. He was installed in 2000. The 12 foot tall statue is dressed like Charlie Chaplin's "Little Tramp" character. The building was originally Charlie Chaplin Studios. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Frog Fountain stands in front of the Central Park Fusion Cuisine restaurant. This photo is from 2008. By 2013, the Frog had been painted green. [map]

The Giant Frog in Shenandoah Caverns is installed in front of the Yellow Barn which opened in 2007.

Frogs
Dallas, TX
These three Frogs were originally installed on the roof of the Tango Club in Dallas where they were dubbed the "Tango Frogs". There were originally six frogs, produced in 1983 by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade. The statues are ten feet tall and made of urethane and steel. The statues violated Dallas' sign regulations because of their size and placement but they were finally allowed to stay. In 1984, the Tango Club closed and the statues were sold at auction. In 1985, the six Frogs were put on display at the Carl's Corner truck stop an hour south of Dallas. In 1990, Carl's Corner burned down but the Frogs were unharmed. Three were sold to the Chuy's restaurant chain. They moved around to different locations before settling in Houston, TX. In 2013, those three statues were moved to a location in Nashville, TN where they remain today. The other three Frogs were moved to the yard of the former owner of Carl's Corner. In 2014, those statues were moved back to their original rooftop location in 2014. The building now houses the Taco Cabana. These photos are from 2017. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Giant Frog [gone]
Muncie, IN
This Giant Frog stood in front of Dick Carnal's Ceramic Tile & Carpet. Another frog was part of the tile mosaic sign that ran the entire length of the store. The store, which opened around 1952, as Ceramic Tile & Marble became Carnal's Ceramic Tile & Carpet in 1969. The giant frog was installed in 1975. The store closed in 2005 and by 2010 the cement frog and the mosaic were gone.

Frog
Fontana, WI
This Frog was built in 1964 for Frog Hollow Miniature Golf which is long gone. There is also a small lighthouse which remains. The Frog is 14 feet tall and made of concrete. There is a door in front. Fontana was once known as Frog Hollow because of the number of marshes and frogs. These photos are from 2011. The statue was restored in 2012 and was declared a landmark. For more, see this website. [map]

Frogs
Boston, MA
These two bronze Frogs were created by David Phillips in 2002. They are four feet tall and located next to the Tadpole Playground next to the Frog Pond at Boston Common. There are four other frog statues installed here. [map]

Musical Frogs
West Bend, WI
Frog Rock
Congress, AZ
These Musical Frogs were installed in front of the West Bend Art Museum when this photo was taken in 2011. Around 2013, they were moved to the Eisenbahn State Trail next to the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. The copper sculpture was created by Beau Smith. Smith has been making these frogs since around 1985. This trio had been at the museum since at least 1999. For more, see this website.

This Frog Rock is visible in the distance from Highway 89. The rocks have been painted this way since 1928. For more, see this website. [map]

There is another painted Frog Rock in Waynesville, MO.

More Frog Statues:
Rayne, LA
Dublin, OH
Charleston, SC: 1, 2, 3
Nashville, TN

Rattlesnake
Freer, TX
This Rattlesnake is about seven feet tall and made of cement. It is installed in front of the Chamber of Commerce. Freer has held an annual Rattlesnake Roundup since the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Rattlesnake
Albuquerque, NM
This Rattlesnake is one of two 400 foot long sculptures located in the median along University Boulevard south of town. They were designed by George Radnovich of Sites Southwest and installed in 2006. [map]

Rattlesnake Slide
Fort McDowell, AZ
This Rattlesnake Slide is located at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. It is 36 feet long and was installed in 2014. The slide was built by GameTime in Fort Payne, AL. There is another one of these slides at the Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas, NV. For more, see this website.

Snake
Escondido, CA
This Snake is installed at Kit Carson Park. The statue originally had a swing hanging from the middle. There were other animal statues and a sombrero hat slide in the park which are gone now. For more, see this website.

Plumed Serpent
San Jose, CA
This Plumed Serpent is made of cast stone by Robert Graham. It was installed at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in 1996. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Jungle Jim's International Market
Fairfield, OH
Jungle Jim's International Market was founded in 1974. It has grown from a roadside stand to a theme park style grocery store. This snake is installed on the monorail station. The monorail system will take shoppers from the parking lot to the store. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Rattlesnake Bridge
Tucson, AZ
The Rattlesnake Bridge was built in 2002 for pedestrians and bicycles. It is also called the Diamondback Bridge. It is 11 feet tall and 280 feet long. For more, see this website. [map]

More Snake Statues:
Rattlesnake (Gila Bend, AZ)
Snake (Cabazon, CA)
Cobra (Miami, FL) [vintage; gone]
Cobra (McLean, TX)
Garter Snakes (Inwood, MB)

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