Huge Triceratops Blocks Road In The United Kingdom


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockFeb 17 2016, 00:16 UTC
1351 Huge Triceratops Blocks Road In The United Kingdom
Chris Hollingshead/Facebook

"God created dinosaurs. God destroyed dinosaurs. God created Man. Man destroyed God." Man puts dinosaur in road.

In the early hours of Saturday morning in the village of Godshill on the Isle of Wight in the U.K., drivers were surprised to find a 7.6-meter-long (25 foot-long) model Triceratops placed in the middle of the road.


Not surprisingly, it’s thought to be the result of drunken mischief.

The prank came to light after Chris Hollingshead posted an image of the dinosaur on Facebook, saying: “That priceless moment when you're driving home from work at 3am and the road is blocked by a 20ft Triceratops!!!”

The dinosaur model comes from Island Gems, a fossil shop, where it is affectionately known as Godshilla.

Martin Simpson, the owner of Island Gems, told the BBC: "It takes about five blokes to move the dinosaur a couple of inches, so it was definitely a concerted effort and drink was probably involved."


Mr. Simpson noted that Godshilla will now be tied down to prevent any future escapes.

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