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Famous Boston duckling statues decked out in Patriots gear (pic)

The beloved mother duck and duckling statues located in the Boston Public Garden have been accessorized for the New England Patriots’ postseason push.

In what has become something of a Boston sports postseason tradition, the iconic bronze sculptures, nine in all, have been outfitted in Patriots gear.

The statues were installed in 1987 in tribute to Robert McCloskey’s 1941 children’s book, “Make Way For Ducklings,” a story about a duck family that settles in the Boston Public Garden.

As noted, regaling the bronze ducks in team gear for Boston sports teams is nothing new. The same thing was done in 2013 for the postseason runs of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

But this week, it’s all about the Patriots, who will square off on Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

[USA Today]