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Here’s a picture of the Lakewood giraffe

Post by Brent Champaco on Aug. 14, 2009 at 3:25 pm with No Comments »
August 14, 2009 3:25 pm

I wrote a few days ago about a mounted giraffe that’s causing a stir in Lakewood.

Here’s a picture of the fella that TNT photographer Dean Keopfler shot today:

Here’s the caption: Motorists slowed to a crawl and onlookers gawked on Bridgeport Way in Lakewood Friday as a scene oddly reminiscent of a famed WWII photograph played out. Taxidermist Roger Hamel, right. of Northwest Taxidermy Training was nearing completion of a giraffe for client Paul Wieser, left, and needed help to stand up the nearly 20 ft. tall trophy. As employee Kathy Whaley helped Hamel with the rope Erik Bergren, center, pushed the giraffe to perpendicular. Work on the stand to emulate the environment of Namibia will finish the work.

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