When Mike Jones bought the World’s Largest Pheasant about 10 years ago, he had no idea what he was getting into.
“And if I would’ve known,” he said, “I wouldn’t have gotten involved in it.”
Jones thought holding the deed to the big bird meant he owned it. Officially, he was right. But the statue has been there so long, and it’s become such a symbol of the community, that some people in Huron think it belongs to the public.
“Everybody in town kind of thought it was owned by the city, or that nobody owned it,” Jones said.