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September may have just begun, but the retail industry is already getting us prepped and ready for the pumpkin-filled, haunt-friendly season this year with new releases.
We’ve already seen pumpkin spice products hitting shelves, such as pumpkin spice hard seltzer and pumpkin spice Milano cookies, plus all sorts of new costumes, including plenty of animal costumes for your furry friends available at PetSmart and Petco.
To add to the festive spookiness associated with Halloween, there’s a lawn ornament you really must get. That’s right, zombie and skeleton flamingo lawn ornaments are a thing, and we’re sure the best-decorated houses will be showing them off this Halloween.
Amazon is selling the Skeleteen Zombie Skeleton Flamingo Yard Ornaments with Stakes for $29.99, and each set contains two black plastic flamingos with white skeleton markings. One of the flamingo skeletons is 20 inches tall and 11 inches wide, and the other is 15 inches tall and 13 inches wide.
You can get similar ones in 4-packs, too, in case you’re looking for a bunch to spread around on the grass.
In terms of anatomical accuracy, these skeletons are not too bad, unlike some Halloween decorations. Here’s the skeleton of a real bird, a ratite called the rhea.
The biologist in me shakes my head whenever I see a Halloween spider skeleton decoration since spiders don’t have bones — just that hard exoskeleton.
For example, the Crazy Bonez Spider Bonez at Amazon for $12.99? Yeah, that’s not anatomically accurate.
But it’s all in good scary fun, right? And given that, it turns out there are some pretty cool additional options if you like the look of zombie-style skeleton flamingos.
For example, you can get some glow-in-the-dark skeleton flamingos from Six Senses Media, which give off an eerie green glow that’s magnified if you have a black light around. They cost $13.99 for a set of two on Amazon.
Or you could go for a different look. For example, you could get this pair of Union Products zombie flamingos, which includes one standing flamingo and one feeding flamingo, currently starting at $35.99 per set on Amazon. Given that they are zombies, we don’t really want to know what these creepy-looking dudes are feeding on. But their teeth look more like they belong on vampire flamingos, so ick.
There’s even an inflatable version, if you prefer. This one is from Goosh, and it’s 5.5 feet high with LED lights, so it’ll look great in your yard at night. Check out that scary, glowing red eye. This one costs $34.55 but you’re going to want a whole flock.
Or heck, how about taking it a step further and dressing up your undead flamingo lawn ornament like a different ghoulish entity? This 5-foot skeletal witch flamingo from Joiedomi for $34.99 looks like it’s pooping out jack-o’-lanterns.
If birds aren’t your thing, you might want to consider some glow-in-the-dark cat signs for $21.99, some of which are skeletal, or an eight-foot-fall T. rex skeleton inflatable that will set you back $59.99.
If you’re eyeing one of these for your Halloween-themed display, you’ll certainly turn some heads from people driving down the street. Who knew there were so many undead animal options?