Incredi-bull: The Pike County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen's big steel bull of Troy, Alabama
Anatomically correct, don't you know.
It's always a delight to come across an unexpected over-sized roadside bovine sculpture while tooling down the side streets of this great land of ours. I had just such a pleasure while cruising along Highway 231 in southeastern Alabama. Parked proudly on a trailer hitch outside the Pike County Cattlemen Park in the town of Troy was a spectacular steel bull, smiling at all passers-by. He's the apparent mascot of the Pike County Cattlemen's Association, and I hear they put on a heck of a rodeo at their indoor facility, including saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, and my personal favorite: cowgirl barrel racing. It's the home of the Troy University Rodeo Team, the Trojan Stampede, and host of high school and junior rodeos, too. I couldn't find any information on who the artist of this masterpiece is, or if the mascot has a name. I vote for Roy, if anyone is asking. So if you find yourself in Pike County, do yourself a solid and "steer" your vehicle to Cattlemen's Park. Not to do so would be incomprehensi-bull.
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