It's his feet!
I know. Imagine the sound of his terracotta tap dancing as he moves towards you - clip, clop!
And I'm imagining he has as voice like Goofy. "Hiiiiiiiiiii. Glad to meetcha." as he extends his watering can.Fellow was probably pretty lonely and did tap dances in the moonlight when all alone.
You're right, I'd hightail it out of there if that thing got up and started staggering toward me... looks like something from that old film, The Night Of the Living Dead Scarecrows...:-)