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    Look what I just found in today's news. Maybe this is where the hippos went. It's in Texas, maybe Net can go track them down.
    http://www.news8austin.com/content/y...ws/?ArID=69302

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    Hippos invade Hutto
    4/23/2003 5:35 PM
    By: Antonio Castelan

    More hippos are showing up in Hutto. The town has taken great pride in its mascot and the city is hoping to bank on this stampede of hippos coming to town. Mayor Mike Fowler can't hold the excitement about the big shipment of concrete hippos.
    "We've got 48 hippos coming in today from Odem, Texas," he said. "They started multiplying down in Odem, and there's such an overage they had to bring them to Hutto."
    Thirty-eight of them stand two-and-a-half feet tall and weigh more than 700 pounds. Ten others are a smaller version weighing in at 235 pounds.
    "To pick them up, and move them by hand, well, the football team won't be stealing them," Hippo mover J.R. Rosenow said.
    "We want to promote our community in a way that we are already well-known for," Fowler said.
    The hippo is already everywhere in Hutto, but the city is planning on getting one that is 20 feet high. The city claims it'd be the biggest one in the world.


    "We are very proud to have them. We got them in support of the community," Heather Guardiola, of Mother's Choice Daycare, said.
    The community and its businesses hope the hippos can help support them.
    "It might be something that is entertaining, and fun if they are here. I know the kids like to play on the big hippo in downtown," business owner Josh Richards said.
    It's not known how much of an economic stimulus the hippos will be for the city. But, as lore has it, a hippo at the turn of the 20th century escaped from a circus train. Hutto city leaders hope the legend grows into one huge tourist trap.
    A painting contest is scheduled in the next coming weeks. School children and businesses will paint the hippos with their own design.


    [EDIT] I'm not sure why a 2003 story showed up in my news search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollidaze39 View Post


    HAHHAHAHHAHHHA too cute!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by sslug View Post
    Look what I just found in today's news. Maybe this is where the hippos went. It's in Texas, maybe Net can go track them down.
    http://www.news8austin.com/content/y...ws/?ArID=69302

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    Monday, August 27, 2007



    Hippos invade Hutto
    4/23/2003 5:35 PM
    By: Antonio Castelan

    More hippos are showing up in Hutto. The town has taken great pride in its mascot and the city is hoping to bank on this stampede of hippos coming to town. Mayor Mike Fowler can't hold the excitement about the big shipment of concrete hippos.
    "We've got 48 hippos coming in today from Odem, Texas," he said. "They started multiplying down in Odem, and there's such an overage they had to bring them to Hutto."
    Thirty-eight of them stand two-and-a-half feet tall and weigh more than 700 pounds. Ten others are a smaller version weighing in at 235 pounds.
    "To pick them up, and move them by hand, well, the football team won't be stealing them," Hippo mover J.R. Rosenow said.
    "We want to promote our community in a way that we are already well-known for," Fowler said.
    The hippo is already everywhere in Hutto, but the city is planning on getting one that is 20 feet high. The city claims it'd be the biggest one in the world.


    "We are very proud to have them. We got them in support of the community," Heather Guardiola, of Mother's Choice Daycare, said.
    The community and its businesses hope the hippos can help support them.
    "It might be something that is entertaining, and fun if they are here. I know the kids like to play on the big hippo in downtown," business owner Josh Richards said.
    It's not known how much of an economic stimulus the hippos will be for the city. But, as lore has it, a hippo at the turn of the 20th century escaped from a circus train. Hutto city leaders hope the legend grows into one huge tourist trap.
    A painting contest is scheduled in the next coming weeks. School children and businesses will paint the hippos with their own design.


    [EDIT] I'm not sure why a 2003 story showed up in my news search.

    Hahaha...I new this looked like old news. Hutto is about a 20 minute drive from me. I used to live on the Taylor/Hutto City line. In front of their high school they have a giant hippo.
    Every place you go they have a Hutto Hippo. Stores/restaurants/etc. If I get a chance this weekend I will try and make it down there and snap some pics of the hippos.
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    Hi All,

    Hi spidey, I hope this works. Its a flirting Hippo,lol


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    FYI...Carol is having issues logging into Tweleve. When she comes to the website her monitor goes black...hopefully she will be able to log on soon and see all these wonderful pics
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    Hi All,

    FYI, I know she is a woman, lol,,, netsirk & Carol please forgive my un PC-ness.
    I was just taking the edge off & kidding around.

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    it's not doing the blackout thing right now, but I dare not try to send T until I get to a 'safer' computer. thanks for all the great photos. everybody be very. still. and maybe this post will work without my computer blacking out.

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    AWWWW Sorry Spidey...





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    hope you get it fixed soon spidey, but we'll look after your hippos in the meantime.




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    I keep testing things to see what will work - thanks for loving the hippos for me! More twollars for apples? lol (the great stall tactic!!!)

    Will award if and when i can -

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