Dragon in Santa Clara

Recently I have been driving along Pruneridge Road in Santa Clara on Saturdays, and look what I found at one of the otherwise nondescript frontyards.

Dragon front


This dragon is a Chinese one, very different from the fire-breathing bat-winged dinosaurs of European myth. It is a collage of common animals: mouth of a crocodile, antler of a deer, nose of an ox, body of a snake, scales of a fish, and talons of an eagle. As one can see in the close-ups, this dragon has very pure blood.

Head Claw
body

Next time I will knock on the doors and try to get the story behind this magnificent guardian.

back view

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