That should keep the crows away! Gigantic beastly straw sculptures

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These gigantic straw beasts take the idea of scarecrows to a whole new level.

The super-sized sculptures are made from rice-straw, known as wara, and include a crocodile, a lion, a rhino and an angry ape that looks just like King Kong.

The incredible straw statues form part of a spectacular display for the Wara Art Festival, held at Uwasekigata Park in Japan.

The annual festival, which has been running for ten years, ensures any wara left over following the rice harvest isn’t wasted.

Pic by Caters News

Pic by Caters News

Pic by Caters News

Pic by Caters News

Pic by Caters News

Wara is more commonly recycled and used to feed animals and improve soil but the idea for the festival came about when local people reached out to the Musashino Art University to find out how to transform their abundant amount of rice straw into art.

In 2008 the very first festival was held and since then, art students from the university visit each year to help create the sculptures.

To mark the tenth year of the festival the creations have got even bigger and better.

They will be on display until the end of the month.