So, Amarillo's schools aren't exactly known for having particularly bombastic landmarks. The Tascosa horse is a pretty decent sight, and the Caprock sign is cool looking, but neither make for a spectacle for passing onlookers.

However, there's one statue at an Amarillo school that'll catch your eye.  It's a pretty cool-looking bronze dragon statue in front of George Washington Carver Elementary.

But before getting excited, brace yourself for a "small" letdown. This firebreather can be seen as a little lackluster in the spectacle. Look for yourself.

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Did you miss it? I wouldn't blame you because, to be honest, it's pretty hard to make out what it is without zooming in.

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I wouldn't necessarily say that this dragon looks awe-inspiring, but I think "cute" is definitely a fitting word for it. Because this little baby dragon looks like it just hatched.

Don't get me wrong, even when looking at it through a somewhat blurry google maps picture, I can tell that excellent craftsmanship was put into this, but it just seems more like a garden decoration than an actual statue.

Was it made to be this small to avoid scaring the kids? Maybe. Was it meant to be small to represent the youth that goes to that school? Possibly. Was it due to budget constraints because a 20-foot bronze dragon would be more expensive than it is worth? Probably.

The true reason behind this dragon's cute appearance may remain a mystery, but I will admit it is still a pretty nice addition to this school's front courtyard. And honestly, this one ranks pretty high on the list when it comes to Amarillo high school decorations.

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