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post #1 of 16
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We visited the National Cowboy Museum in OKC this week. Here's a really impressive cat!



It's a sculpture entitled "Canyon Princess," and it's twice life-size, almost 15 feet from nose to tail. And it weighs 8 tons!
post #2 of 16
Mountain Lion??? beautiful sculpture!
post #3 of 16
I love, love, love it!!!
post #4 of 16
That is massive! I can`t believe how big it is from the picture, it must be really impressive in the flesh, so to speak
post #5 of 16
That is lovely! It would look great in the living room!
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
That is lovely! It would look great in the living room!
Yeah, turn it into a cat tree.


Very nice sculpture.
post #7 of 16
wow very impressive
post #8 of 16
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For scale, my head came just up to the front paws!
post #9 of 16
Beautiful sculpture Honestly, the last real cougar that I saw (it was on the side of the highway at 3am, sitting patiently waiting to cross the road), it seemed to me like it was 15 feet big too but when I stopped for him, he trotted across, wearing his radio collar, looking like a gigantic kitty-cat
post #10 of 16
That is so beautiful! I want one for my living room, a scaled down version of course! Beautiful scuplture.
post #11 of 16
That's amazing!
post #12 of 16
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Here's a photo of the artist finishing the sculpture.

http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20060804/AE/108040041

And here are some smaller versions:

http://www.newmastersgallery.com/ArtistsB1/balciar.htm
post #13 of 16
What a beautiful sculpture. I remember seeing a Mountain Lion taking just that stance when we were touring Colorado. It was climbing down a rocky outcrop by the side of the road near Grand Lake - it was one of the most beautiful natural sights that I've seen. Mind you, there was a school nearby, so the Sherriff was keeping a close eye on what the cat was doing.
post #14 of 16
Wow that's an awe-inspiring sculpture!

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Originally Posted by catsknowme View Post
Beautiful sculpture Honestly, the last real cougar that I saw (it was on the side of the highway at 3am, sitting patiently waiting to cross the road), it seemed to me like it was 15 feet big too but when I stopped for him, he trotted across, wearing his radio collar, looking like a gigantic kitty-cat
I can't imagine seeing such an impressive animal in the wild, I think I'd be gushing about it for days and days! So cute how it was sitting patiently waiting to cross the road, and that you stopped for him to cross
post #15 of 16
I love some of the smaller versions too. Simply gorgeous!
post #16 of 16
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I have seen a few in the wild, including one in Yellowstone National Park. The tail is actually much longer, but the requirements of sculpting don't allow realism in that respect.
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