Texas is fond of squirrels. Or perhaps they’re just fond of massive squirrel statues. (And giant beavers.)
You may recall Mrs. Pearl, the Giant Squirrel in Cedar Creek. Well, she’s not the only large squirrel statue in south Texas. There’s another giant squirrel, this time in Sinton, Texas. Why? Because that is the requisite marketing gimmick for pecan shops. Well, that or a giant pecan. Apparently.
And they name them. (The squirrels. I don’t know if they name the giant pecans.)
Agnes, the Giant Squirrel, is seen sitting in downtown Sinton, munching on a pecan. Some photos (not mine) depict Agnes wearing a “straw” hat adorned with a long-stemmed flower. Although it was past Christmas, and well into the next year at the time I visited, Agnes was wearing a Santa hat. Perhaps Agnes is like those folks who prefer to leave the Christmas lights up long after the holiday, if only to keep the festive spirit going a bit longer.
Drop in on Agnes the giant squirrel anytime and see if they’ve changed her hat. She’s munching on her pecan in front of Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines at 311 W. Sinton Street in downtown Sinton, Texas.