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12 Strange Tourist Attractions

Chuck the Channel Cat

Chuck the Channel Cat flips his tail at visitors cruising past his statue in Selkirk, Manitoba. Erected in 1986, the two-ton, 25-foot-tall monument to the area's enormous catfish greets visitors with a smile. Chuck's mission: to help promote Selkirk as the "Catfish Capital." It's a well-deserved title -- anglers on the Red River regularly reel in catfish up to 30-plus pounds.