In 1989, dairy farmers William and Harold Mann decided to build a pond on their shared wetland area of Vashon Island, Washington. In the shape of a deer.
William created a giant grid with string and, in the dead of winter, meticulously plotted the outline of John Deere’s classic logo. Determined to work even after the weather turned on him, and after having already lost two pairs of boots to the endeavor, he laid the final cinderblocks of the pond’s outline wearing snowshoe-like contraptions he created to prevent his feet from sinking in the mud.
Some of their closest neighbors didn’t even know about the deer-shaped pond for years after it was built -or even after they started lighting it up for Christmas. The visiting news reporters gave them a clue. Redditor NoLegsOleg posted the picture above that a friend took on a recent flyover. You can also see the pond on Google Maps.