Sticking a neck out for traffic safety

A lot of drivers who are speeding through one Oakland Park neighborhood are slowing down to get a look at this: a 7-foot-tall giraffe wearing a speed limit sign.

Well, it mostly looks like a giraffe. One could argue that it’s an alpaca with more neck, but it’s enough of a giraffe for us.

In any case, the shaggy, stuffed animal on the corner of Northeast Sixth Avenue and 35th Street wears a hand-painted poster board sign reminding drivers that the speed limit is 30 mph.

Though he doesn’t get thirsty, the giraffe is tethered to a tall jug of water and is accompanied by Bruce Felker, who bears a big smile and waves at passing motorists from the front lawn of his home.

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