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yardbird: critters


When people ask
Rich Kolb about his creations, he smi
les and says, "The things in life that bring us the most joy are those which are fun and unexpected, not the mere necessities."

These whimsical critters are sure to encourage some smiles!

It is pretty simple: Yardbirds® are really just about happiness.


Yardbird Critter: Alligator
Handcrafted from scrap & reject metal parts, our Large Alligator is a striking addition to any home or garden. 44"L x 15"W x 11"H
Yardbird Critter: Alligator with Cowboy Toad
"Ride 'im cowboy!" This clever combo of two critter is guaranteed to bring comments and smiles. Great for home or garden! 47 x 20 x 21
Yardbird Critter: Bat
Add a little Halloween spirit to the home or garden year round with our new hanging bat.
Yardbird Critter: Bat with Copper Finish
This little bat has a beautiful copper glaze finish. See C141 for his bare metal friend. 2.5''L x 2.5''W x 9.5''H
Yardbird Critter: Cow "Bessie"
Our frequently-requested cow is now here! Bessie is crafted from rocker arms, washers and steel balls. Please also see C220 Bessie's Calf-they're even cuter together! 19 X 8 X 18 inches (WLH)
Yardbird Critter: Crab - Nuts
Made with nails, marbles, clips and a bushing. Use it on your desk to hold notes for a real attention-getter! 8 x 8.5 x 5
Yardbird Critter: Crocodile - Baby
This small Yardbird is much cuter than its real-life counterpart and much less dangerous! 12''x3.5''x2''
Yardbird Critter: Hedgehog
With quills crafted from scrap edger blades, our Mini Hedgehog is a clever addition to the home or garden. 3"L x 3"W x 6"H
Yardbird Critter: Elephant - Small
Elephant lovers will adore our handcrafted metal Elephant made from steel balls, nuts, and diamond floor plate. 10x9x12
Yardbird Critter: Elephant
Elephant lovers will adore our handcrafted metal Elephant made from steel balls, nuts, and diamond floor plate. 20''L x 13''W x 9''H
Yardbird Critter: Horse - Chubby Nut
Galloping straight out of Kentucky Derby country, this little horse is ready to find a home. 8.5''x3.5''x9''
Yardbird Critter: Horse - Nuts
This nutty little horse is handcrafted from scrap nuts, washers and nails. 12Lx6Wx12.5H
Yardbird Critter: Horse - Pony
This cute little pony will prance his way into your heart! 11L x 4W x 11.5H
Yardbird Critter: Horse - Tiny Pony
This amber-eyed pony on all fours is smaller than the C118 Pony. See also its companion piece, C268-Tiny Rearing Pony. Made from scrap/reject metal. 9'' x 4'' x 8''
Yardbird Critter: Horse - Tiny Rearing Pony
: This cute little rearing pony is ready for some action! Perfect companion to the C267 Tiny Pony. With amber marble eyes, other parts are scrap/reject metal. 7'' x 4'' x 10''
Yardbird Critter: Horse - Trotter
Trotter is handmade just blocks away from the Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. The perfect sculpture for any horse or racing lover. 18''x8.5''x23''
Yardbird Critter: King Crab
A variation of our large horseshoe crab, we have added a crown, as certainly befits a King Crab. 10 x 14 x 8
Yardbird Critter: Monkey - Swinging
Hang this little metal monkey anywhere you'd like to add a little whimsy! 5.5"
Yardbird Critter: Monkey Wrench
Monkey Wrench is an amusing take on its namesake tool. Created from recycled metal parts and holding a wrench. 11''x5.5''x11''
Yardbird Critter: Monkey Wrench - Mini
This little monkey and his wrench come in handy in the story of Jenny's escape from the junkyard in Yardbird's first children's book, ''Jenny Makes a Junkyard Friend''. A perfect companion to the book, or perfect on his own. 6.5 x 5 x 6.5
Yardbird Critter: Moose "Marty"
Marty is a mid-size sculpture from the Yardbirds collection, hand-crafted in Kentucky. 19''x13''x22''
Yardbird Critter: Moose - Chubby Nut
This little moose would make a perfect addition to a winter centerpiece or holiday decoration. His small stature fits well into offices, apartments, or anywhere small that needs a touch of winter whimsy! 8''x4''x8''
Yardbird Critter: Moose Golfing
The perfect gift for Father's Day or any holiday for golf lovers! Handcrafted from scrap & reject metal parts. 14''L x 11''W x 19''H
Yardbird Critter: Moose Golfing - Mini
Perfect gift for the golf lover who has everything! 5.5''x5''x7.5''
Yardbird Critter: Moose in Canoe
Sculpture made of recycled metal of a moose paddling a canoe. 9'' x 5'' x 7''
Yardbird Critter: Mouse - Church
This adorable little mouse looks great standing alone or paired with any of our cats. 2"L x 3"W x 4"H
Yardbird Critter: Mouse - Little
This is one little mouse you'll be glad to have in your house! Handcrafted from reject nuts, steel balls, and nails. 11"L x 7"W x 8"H
Yardbird Critter: Orangutan Baby
This baby orangutan made from scrap and reject metal was made to sit and entertain you, or with his cupped hand can hang around for a while. 8 x 12 x 13
Yardbird Critter: Pig Flying
This adorable tiny pig with wings is made with marble eyes, washers for nostrils, and other scrap metal parts. 6 x 7 x 5
Yardbird Critter: Possum
Hang him from your fence or house and our Posum will add a touch of whimsy to your favorite outdoor spot! Cleverly crafted from a reject propane canister, washers and glass marbles. 5"L x 8"W x 26"H
Yardbird Critter: Possum Baby
Pair this baby with our larger Possum and have an adorable Possum family in your home or garden! Hang them from a tree or fence for maximum effect. 3"L x 4"W x 9"H
Yardbird Critter: Salamander
Made with rocker arm head and rebar body. 10 x 5 x 3.5
Yardbird Critter: Scorpion with Marble Body
Made with blue marbles encased in washers for the body, clips for pincers, nails for legs. 11.5 x 7.5 x 9.5
Yardbird Critter: Turtle "Nuts"
This desktop turtle can decorate your workspace or be used as a paperweight. Body made from a discarded bushing, nuts for eyes, and a big marble center. 5.5 x 3 x 2.5
Yardbird Critter: Snail - Lazy
This Lazy Snail won't wander far from your garden. Made with rims, edger blades, springs, steel balls and marbles for eyes. 17 x 6 x 8.5
Yardbird Critter: Snail - Muffler
Made with a muffler, edger blades, springs and steel balls, this little Muffler Snail will be right at home in the garden or in the house watching over your flowers. 11 x 6 x 4.5
Yardbird Critter: Snail with Big Marble
Snail with a big blue marble body, made with scrap/reject metal. Perfect size for a paperweight or to sit on a window sill. At this price you'll want a trail of snails. Keep a few on hand for last minute gifts.4.5'' x 2'' x 2''
Yardbird Critter: Snake
Made with a rebar body, spring for a rattler on tail, marble eyes. 15 x 10.5 x 5.5
Yardbird Critter: Snake - Rattler Large
Ingeniously crafted from a scrap bicycle chain, nails and steel balls, this rattler will delight even the most squeamish around snakes! 17" length
Yardbird Critter: Squirrel with Nut
Even metal squirrels love nuts! This adorable sculpture is handcrafted from scrap nuts, round rod, and a spring and will be right at home in your garden. 18"L x 10"W x 13"H
Yardbird Critter: Troll "Jethro"
Cleverly crafted from rocker arms, steel balls and glass marbles, Jethro Troll really rocks! 4"
Yardbird Critter: Spider Hanging
Metal spider with blue marble body and nails for legs, hanging from a metal rod. Only available with a blue marble. Give your guests an unexpected, but not too scary, encounter with nature. 1.5 x 7 x 20
Yardbird Critter: Bat BIG
Much larger than the Bat and New Bat, made with a small tank and red glass eyes. Can hang via its toes.
Yardbird Critter: Bat with Big Ears
This sleepy bat will hang inside or outside. He is hand crafted from recycled metal, including ball bearings and nails. 2.5Lx2.5Wx9.5H
Yardbird Critter: Spyder Gear
Made with timing chain for the legs, a reject bushing for the body, and red marbles in washers for the eyes. The chain is fused for stability. 8.5 x 14 x 4.5
Yardbird Critter: Spyder Hanging Gear
Spider made with a used spyder gear (car part) for the body, marble eyes, bicycle chain legs, and a rod for hanging. 18 x 9.5 x 2