Best Obscure Animal Statue

Squirrel Statue at Scottish Rite Dormitory

The Arboretum cows and the Congress Avenue bat aren't Austin's only animal sculptures. Our favorite obscure statue is the knee-high beige squirrel of UT's Scottish Rite Dorm. Slightly larger than life, the nameless squirrel has been snugly situated since SRD's 1922 opening. Why is it there? Well, perhaps "SRD" stands for "Squirrels' Rampant Dormitory," as these sweet, furry critters run wild when no one is looking - just like we did when we lived there.

Scottish Rite
207 W. 18th, 512/472-7247

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