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26-Foot-Tall Coyote

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Healdsburg, California

A giant 7-ton sculpture of a coyote serves as winery eye candy in a region clotted with many low-key vineyards and wineries. The coyote was designed and sculpted out of steel by artist Bryan Tedrick for Burning Man, and made an appearance at the festival in 2013. Post-festival, it ended up displayed on Hwy 101 as a piece of eccentric public art. The owner of the Wilson Winery, northwest of town, acquired it in 2014.

The coyote is a stylized silhouette with a rust patina, a bushy tail, and a couple of other interesting details. The head, which is angled up as if howling at the moon, freely swivels 360 degrees as the wind catches its scooped metal ears.

And there's a ladder up one front leg -- visitors can climb at their own risk and sit in the hollow stomach of the beast for a weird photo op.

26-Foot-Tall Coyote

Wilson Winery

1960 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg, CA
1.6 mi. northwest of town, on Dry Creek Rd., left side next to the winery.
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