The Big Possum.

Big Possum

Field review by the editors.

Albany, Oregon

Standing ten feet tall, a friendly-looking possum sits on its haunches, holding a spray painting gun, in front of Possum Auto Body. Every weekday morning the possum is wheeled out on castors to sit in the parking lot beneath a tree, which is draped with three hefty baby possums. Because of its sheltered existence off-hours, and because it's owned by people who know how to make big things -- like cars -- look nice, the possum is kept in excellent repair.

The possum was built of spray foam by local businessman Steve Fletcher, who lives in nearby in a house topped with a spray foam volcano.

Big Possum

175 9th Ave. SW, Albany, OR
Downtown, in front of Possum Auto Body. Pacific Blvd/Hwy 20, turn right at 11th Ave, quick turn right at Ferry, quick turn right onto 9th Ave. On right.
M-F 8-5. Statue stored at other times. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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