Ernie the Turtle Statue: Turtleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
While not in the same league as W'eel in North Dakota, Ernie the Turtle claims the title of Canada's largest turtle with an impressive eight-foot peak at the crest of its shell.
Built in 1983, the sculpture is the work of Don Foulds, who was also behind several other big roadside beasts in Saskatchewan.
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A Denver-based freelance writer, Eric Peterson contributes to numerous periodicals and travel guides. His recent credits include Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A. and stories for Sky, the New York Daily News, and Westword.