This was one of two shots that almost didn't happen for me this weekend. Who knew that it would be so hard to find an animal?
My choices were this: go to the zoo, head into the woods, or approach a stranger and ask to photograph their pet. The first and second options were discarded due to the effort and time required, and #3 was just a little too creepy, even for me.
So, that left the mascot and I to drive around after dinner looking for a statue or something that at least resembled an animal. Luckily, we made it to the land of the “Broadway Bears” (aka the park behind the Legislative Grounds) before the sun set and were able to take a few shots of the great painted beasts.