is the Vergas, MN loon (state bird).
Up above is Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
You will find them in Bemidji, MN and also Brainerd,
Here is the World's Largest Pelican from Pelican Rapids.MN
Here is another famous guy, Smokey the Bear & cubs from International Falls, MN. He and Paul Bunyan have gone on to greater glory.
Here is the Black Duck from Blackduck, Minnesota. Don't think I have ever seen a black duck in person.
If I were to have a piece of art at my home, say, sitting in an Adirondack Chair , greeting my visitors this is the one I would choose. He was photographed by Kathy Goes-A-Ramblin', who takes great pictures and kindly allowed me to use this one!
His name is Ronald and he always has his hair just so and a big smile for you. So someday if you are driving around in Minnesota, and see him sitting outside a white house, stop by and say hello before you go visit all the other statchews!
Jo, Stella and Zkhat