As we buckle down for winter, it’s time to find a new home for our giant rubber ducky, Gertrude. She had a good run as our summer mascot, but Gertie — who stands more than 5 feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds — has seen better days. Her back is dirty and there are chunks missing from her fiberglass exterior. But her inimitable smile remains, along with that glazed look in her eye.
So what do you think we should do with her? Sell her on eBay? Leave her out for the winter? Give her a fiery Viking river funeral like Beowulf? (Unfortunately, we can’t give her to any of the animals). Leave your ideas in the comments section, and if we use yours, we’ll give you four free zoo tickets.