12 Foot Working Catapult Becomes Giant Yard Art
A few weeks ago I was hunting for a story in East Kessler Park and came a across this giant, medieval structure sitting in front of a garage on Evergreen Hills Road. I was intrigued by the fact that something this tall just sat here in the middle of this neighborhood, so I did what any journalist would do — knock on the door.
Soon I got my answer. The launcher belonged to David Harrel, 30, a lifelong EKP resident, who had been building various shapes and forms of these catapults, also known as trebuchets, ever since he was a child.
This trebuchet was built so he could bring Delaware’s famous Punkin’ Chunkin’ event to the Oak Cliff area. Sadly, the event never materialized, but he did get the best piece of yard art a young man’s bachelor pad could ever have.
Here’s a video of it in action: