Ajo, Arizona: Night of the Lepus, Singing Cactus Mural

Amusing murals are a feature of Ajo, which was a shooting location in a cheesy 1972 sci-fi film about DNA-scrambled mutant desert rabbits that eat people.

10 W. Pajaro St., Ajo, AZ
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Mural blends into the surrounding landscape.

Anamorphic Mural - Ghost Riders In The Sky

A mural/sidewalk painting intended to be viewed from a certain vantage point. From this point of view, the background behind the building blends into the mural. The music is "Ghost Riders In The Sky" and the music staff continues into the telephone wires. The clouds contain cowboys and cattle, in keeping with the song. A reflecting pool with ducks is painted on the sidewalk.

[Hop David, 02/11/2012]

Singing cactus mural.

Night of the Lepus, Singing Cactus Mural

Ajo, AZ is an amazing town that was designed by a copper mining company and has history. Local owner Hop David, publisher of the Copper Newspaper, put up a mural of local landscape, people, animals and music -- "Riders in the Sky" -- on the front of the building. There also is a mural on a bakery of the movie filmed in Ajo called "Night of the Lepus." Many of the businesses and homes in the town are decorated with artwork.

[Robert Leon, 01/27/2012]

The 1972 Sci-Fi film "'Night of the Lepus" starred giant mutant rabbit man-eaters, depicted in the mural hopping down the highway into town. The mural on the Copper News building features a singing saguaro cactus.

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