Three brothers spent 95 hours creating a 16-foot snow shark

Parents are constantly encouraging their kids to get outside and enjoy the snow, but for three crafty brothers from Minnesota, no such prompting is necessary.

Earlier this winter, Conner, Trevor, and Austin Bartz spent 95 hours over the course of three and a half weeks creating a snow sculpture that’s put their city of New Brighton on the map. Not content with the winter-construction staples of snowmen and snow forts, the three enterprising brothers gathered snow from their neighbours’ driveways and yards to erect a massive “snow shark” that stands 16 feet tall.

The boys’ creations in previous years have included a snow walrus that took 100 hours, as well as a giant pufferfish. But as the pictures in the gallery below suggest, this year they’ve outdone themselves. After seeing them, you’ll never look at a snowman the same again.