1/15/14

Artful whimsy

These cute animals watch us go by on our way to the beach. The mama cow (you can tell because she has a propane tank for an udder!) has a 'spot' that looks like the north island. The little critter on the pole is a possum (ugly, imported thing that eats native birds and plants). I'm guessing the male of the house wanted the pig mailbox--bacon is considered a necessity here in NZ!


ABC Wednesday -A


*Edit*
Australian possums were introduced to NZ for food and fur. Since there are no native mammals in NZ, they had no predators and have since become a huge problem.

14 comments:

Kay said...

I love stuff like this. Whenever I see something like this along the roadway, I always stop to check it out.

Leslie: said...

Very AMUSING!

Leslie
abcw team

Carver said...

Fun shots for A day. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

Non-traditional ART!
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Linda said...

Those are cute but why on earth would anyone import a possum?

K V V S MURTHY said...

Interesting!

Norma Ruttan said...

art is certainly in the eye of the beholder!

bettyl-NZ said...

To answer Linda's question:

There are no indigenous mammals on the NZ islands so these possums were imported from Australia for meat and for fur. With no natural predators, they have now become a pest and a threat to most of the wildlife .

Reader Wil said...

Very unusual cow! But great fun!. I like your photos!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are wonderful! Love this! xo

eileeninmd said...

Cool sculptures, great find! Have a happy day!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love whimsy! And this is whimsy in multiple.

Ida said...

Okay call me strange but I think Opossums are kinda cute in a weird sort of way. - How could they possibly be a threat to wild-life (they're not that big).

Funny critters. I would take a photo of them too.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

these are great!! too cute. ( :