I drive by the water often, but one day, as I whizzed by, my eye caught sight of a white duck in the pond. At that point, I thought the duck was real, possibly a snow goose lost in the process of migration. But after I drove by more slowly another time, I realized the duck was some kind of sculpture. I laughed at the sense of humor of whoever had put the duck in the water.
A few days later, as I drove by again, I saw that a flamingo had joined the duck at the far south end of the pond. Again, it generated more laughter and I began to wonder who had begun "populating" the pond.
This week a new critter entered the pond at its north end...a big, green fat alligator this time. I again laughed, but began to think more seriously about who would have the sense of humor plus access to such wonderful kitsch. And I think I knew!
I began to wonder which critter the alligator might devour first, the duck or the flamingo? Or what critter might be next to populate "Lake" Northport. Stay tuned as the story unfolds. And MDOT, you might want to take care of this problem in the near future, before the pond fills with too many more items.