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Eagle greets passers-by on 231

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eagle "Patrick Henry" sits proudly amid the nest built for him by Putnam County resident Ted Yarhaus. The bird was made by Yarhaus to sit atop a fallen tree in the yard of his home on Hwy. 231 one-mile north of Fincastle.
ROACHDALE -- If you are driving north on U.S. Hwy 231 just past Fincastle, you might want to catch a look at "Patrick Henry," a ceramic eagle nesting in the top of a fallen tree.

Putnam County resident Ted Yarhaus created the bird.

"I made the nest and wanted an eagle for it so we went to a ceramics class at TZ and I made the head," he said laughingly. "Somebody in the class had a pot they were going to throw away and I saw it would make a perfect body for my bird."

Yarhaus then found a black and white boa to wrap around the body and added some white feathers.

"We went to Big Lots and I found a boa left over from Halloween. It was perfect," he said.

Yarhaus created the bird and the nest for fun.

"Patrick Henry asks all who pass by to give a little toot-toot if they can see him from the highway," he said.

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That is slick!

-- Posted by Xgamer on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 5:03 AM

What a cute story! With all gloom and doom news with the economy and the earth quake, etc. it was very refreshing to read this story. I will take a different route home tonight and check this out!


-- Posted by interested party on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 9:29 AM


-- Posted by zeegron on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 10:19 AM

zeegron, how could you tell?

-- Posted by Xgamer on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 12:55 PM

That is cool. I had a real eagle nesting near my house for a couple of years and was fun to watch.

-- Posted by longtime resident on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 3:27 PM

yes I love it,great story

-- Posted by obeone on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 3:59 PM

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