Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jekyll Island GA Strange Bulldog

The Georgia Bulldog in the Stadium



Good evening and come on in the house. I am so glad to see ya'll and share my last pictures from Jekyll Island. When you enter the causeway to the island you see these guardhouses that no longer have guards but they give quite a welcome.


A little further down the road there is a nice visitor's center and also the Georgia State patrol office. Not sure there is any significance to this but the center is one of the nicest we have visited and this leads me to the subject for tonight.

The picture at the top is the REAL UGA bulldog statue that the football players touch as they enter the stadium for a game. AS you can see it is white and others you see will be painted Red and Black BUT look at the one at the visitor's center. It is is surely not white, red or black. The bulldog is the one on the left.


This is the Jekyll Island Georgia Bulldog. Evidently there is someone in the area that; paints these bulldogs to advertise or represent an area for we saw several different designs throughout the area.



As you can see, this one is sponsored by the Humane Society and everything painted on the bulldog represents something about Jekyll Island.


It is quite colorful and it is also quite large. The eyebrows are are a pelican in flight with dolphins as the mouth and an eagle on the chest. All of these live in and around the island.




The sea shell ears are most appropriate andwe saw dolphins most days.









His back has a large sea turtle on it and there is a turtle center on the island and a turtle society to protect the sea turtles' nests on the beach.




I found several complete sand dollars on the beach


This is a picture of the crab that made our crab chowder at Sea Jay's Sunday night :)




The Grand Hotel in Millionaire's Village - have to be rather wealthy to stay here for it is quite expensive but you do get wear white and play croquet on the lawn.



Pelican leg



The backside and tail is quite interesting. The tail is a coral snake and under the tail is a rattlesnake.

As you can see, this is not your usual bulldog and I thought you would enjoy seeing it. Now my grandson may not be too happy with it but we thought it was "cute."

Ya'll be careful going home and come back to see us.

Nuff said,

The Georgia Peach

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