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Big Fish Mailbox
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Published: August 12, 2012
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A mailbox made for an avid fisherman. A standard large steel mail box dressed up with fins, auto mirrors and reflectors. The inside is painted pink with white ribs.
It's in a rural area and it's booby trapped to withstand vandalism. A close look at the fish reveals it is actually enclosed in a cage of steel straps and mounted on a steel base. The fins sticking out are 14 gauge steel with almost invisible steel struts bracing them in back.
Anybody driving by to whack it with a baseball bat will just have to keep driving to the hospital to have their broken arm set.
Don't try digging it up or running into it, either. The two inch heavy wall steel pipe the big fish is mounted on goes two feet deep into 240 lbs of concrete. The pipe is surrounded by sea weed, small fish and frogs all made of steel. They're set in concrete, too, and also provide a sort of spring cushion if somebody drives into the mailbox.
With the reflectors and bright yellow paint, the mailbox is a local landmark.
The little red pilot fish goes up if there is mail to be picked or to signal it has just been delivered.
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Shutter Speed
1/230 second
Focal Length
12 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 25, 2006, 11:00:08 AM
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Haha, how fun. :)
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