NAVARRO, Texas -- An armed, but not so dangerous, scarecrow couldn't scare off local authorities from busting up a marijuana growing operation.
The Navarro County Sheriff's Office got an anonymous tip and discovered a five-acre wide marijuana farm. While searching the site, they came across a scarecrow laying in a hammock holding what looked like a gun.
The Navarro County Sherriff's Department posted on Facebook that the dummy was fully dressed, boots and all, and holding "an assault-type rifle" to ward off unwelcome visitors (although people in the comments say it's actually a pellet gun.)
Clearly, the diversion didn't work, as authorities found 10,000 marijuana plants and a fairly sophisticated operation with campsites, portable generators and water pumps.
The discovery was so well hidden, a bulldozer had to be brought in to even reach the site. The growers haven't been found yet.