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Old 07-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #16
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Here is an additional picture. I would like to feature it in my garden some way. Any ideas?


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Old 07-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #17
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Here is an additional picture. I would like to feature it in my garden some way. Any ideas?

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:43 PM   #18
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Pedestal, then birdbath?

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #19
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We have two bird baths already. I was hoping to actually have it like in the ground some sort of way, either standing up or as a flat medallion maybe.
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What's the back side look like?

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Old 07-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #21
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With a little water in it it would make a nice frog / toad habitat, depending on your location. Put it in a quiet corner of the yard, maybe with some shade-loving plants around it. Frogs and toads help keep the bugs under control. It will attract the occasional garter snake too (a good thing). Watch that it doesn't become a mosquito nest.

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Good idea, Thunder. And the backside is just flat.
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if i had to guess. Id say thats an elephant
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Smokey - This website might steer you to some help with regard to how to tweak this into a amphibian friendly habitat down in TN:

http://www.tn.gov/twra/tamp/tamp.shtml

I have a few garter snakes that call my backyard home and a bullfrog visits every now and again. They are good neighbors.
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We have medallions like that at our local zoo. Maybe it was from an old zoo that's been closed or updated.
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How did they have them placed at the zoo?
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When travelling to India I have heard that similar items are used mainly for room decoration. The elephant is a symbol of luck and fortune and it should not be positioned facing the door. I am kind of superstitious so I would not use it as a dog plate as someone suggested above.
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Like I said, I would sort of like to incorporate it as a garden medallion in the ground somewhere on the property, but can't decide where it would look the best.
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It looks to me like it was part of a fountain. Or my next guess was birdbath.
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How would it function in a fountain?

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