Down in Arkansas, Fayetteville to be exact, there is Tri-State Poultry with this big Chicken outside. It took a few tries before I could get this photo. Rain, timing, etc. held me up. But it was worthwhile as you can see.
State Poultry Chicken
Along with the above photo this BIG turkey was out on display. We (Meredith the photographer, Ralph and I spent some time talking to an employee at Tri State about these birds. Seems that he was photographed with one of these birds himself for the local paper. Good story, stop in and hear it.
Here’s a pretty good size Chicken outside Fisher’s Market on Route 49 between Bridgeton and Shiloh in Hopewell Township. The store has a Black Angus on the roof too! This chicken has been stolen a number of times; it once showed up painted blue on the campus of the University of Delaware. Get it, the “Blue Hens.”
Blue Hen Chicken
Here’s to you Hugo, my Bird Dog for this Big Chicken. Located in King of Prussia, PA he stands guard at the entrance to NorView Farms. The farms has it all. Hidden Valley Springs, fill your own containers and Petrucci Ice Cream stand, in season. At 670 N Henderson Rd. Chick, I mean, Check it out!
This Big Bird may not be yellow but he is big and watches over the activity on the Casino Pier amusement park in Seaside Heights, NJ. Update: This has become my favorite image. The chicken has some attitude, maybe since he’s from New Jersey, I can’t explain it, but I do love it.
Chicken with Attitude
If you are going cross-country in Virginia, possibly taking a “shortcut” on US211 to “save time” and you are near Luray, VA, check out the Luray Reptile Center. It’s not Disney but pretty cool none the less.
On top of finding the Luray Reptile Center on US211, I was lucky enough to find Yogi standing a little further down the road. I wasn’t sure if he properly belongs in the “Animals” section or the “People” section. After all he did have his own TV show, eh Boo Boo?
Luray Yogi Bear
OK, if you weren’t impressed with the Giant Croc, how about this Dinosaur. Imagine this “Big Guy” roaming the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (pretty scary, eh?)
Outside the Cowtown Rodeo in South Jersey is this (Cow?/Bull?), I don’t know, call it a Cull or Bow. Horns and an udder, only in New Jersey, uddering confusing!
Cowtown Rodeo Cow
You can’t understand the concept of “found art” until you face what I did with this cow. We were dropping Andy off for school and were walking out of a Best Buy store in Urbana, IL when lo and behold, across I-74 – a big cow. What an opportunity! I have a more entertaining image of this but the transfer service keep screwing it up.
Working (ha, ha!) in Everett, WA. This Seahawk was another double-up along with the Big Lumberjack. The people working inside this building were nearly as interested in me getting this picture taken as I was. Thanks Brian.
Along I-75 we saw a sign for “Sea Shell City.” Who would have thought of sea shells in Cheyboygen County, MI. In addition, the sign boasted a 505 pound man eating clam. Who could resist? I know I couldn’t. Here’s the result, pretty impressive huh?
Man Eating Clam
Virtually across the street from Zubler’s Indian Village on M-55 in Houghton Lake, MI. (See the Big People page.) I didn’t realize at the time how cool these double hits were. At any rate this flamingo is one of my all time favorites, it illustrates the absurd part of this hobby. If you still don’t get it, study this image until you do.
Houghton Lake Flamingo
This rooster was taken early in the morning while I was working (ha, ha!) in Alabama. It was somewhere on US-231 between Ozark and Troy. Evidently it was an artist type that put this in their front yard. Almost drove by but Jack asked, “do you want to go back and photograph that.” He made salesman of the year!
If you don’t think this is a great image “get outta town.” That is what we say here in South Jersey. Even though the image was taken with the Robin in Kalkaska. Both the Robin and this Trout are the state Bird and Fish of Michigan. I have this image as my wallpaper at work.
Give me a better example of a Big Picture than this. US-131 in Kalkaska, MI, late in the day, both me and the robin are relaxed. Check out the hat. (Another vacation hat picture with a twist.)
On the way to the Mystery Spot in the Upper Peninsula along US-2. When, wham we found this Big Thing. I like this deer as much as any other image I have.
Mystery Spot Deer
Another inflatable. A once in a lifetime shot for me since I got this one in St. Louis during a Grand Opening of a Circuit City Store, and a long way from home. Of course if you live in St. Louis you may see the KSHE pig around town. My guess is that KSHE is a rock ‘n roll station. What do you think?
St. Louis Pig