Xooey the Xiphactinus prehistoric fish.
Xooey the Xiphactinus prehistoric fish.

Pose in Mouth of Prehistoric Fish

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Morden, Manitoba

Morden became famous at the turn of the 21st century as the hometown of the World's Longest Fossilized Mosasaur, displayed in its Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, and named "Bruce." Capitalizing on its paleontological glory, the Discovery Centre began erecting life-size statues around town of the various ancient sea creatures found in its nearby fossil beds. In August 2018 "Xooey" the Xiphactinus was unveiled, sculpted by local artist Adolfo Cuetara. This 15-foot-long prehistoric horror had a mouthful of dagger-like teeth -- worthy enough on its own, but not for Morden. The town turned the statue into a unique 80-million-year-old photo-op, mounting the fish on a pole with steps underneath it. Visitors can walk up the steps, stick their heads into a hole at the bottom of Xooey's jaw, and pose for photos with their faces framed in the fish's gullet.

Xooey the Xiphactinus prehistoric fish.

Pose in Mouth of Prehistoric Fish

Address:
Stephen St., Morden, MB, Canada
Directions:
West end of downtown. From Hwy 3/Thornhill St. turn south at the stoplight onto Hwy 432/Mountain St. S. Drive one block. Turn left just before the train tracks onto N. Railway St. You'll see the that road splits ahead, with a little park in between. The fish is in that park.
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