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An Obstacle to Remember

Chris Hollingshead was driving home on Britain’s Isle of Wight early in the morning when he had to stop: a model triceratops known as Godshilla was blocking his way. Hollingshead took a photo, and it went viral online. “It’s great people are talking about it,” said Godshilla’s owner, Martin Simpson, who sells fossils, “but I wouldn’t want to encourage anybody to cause a hazard for traffic.” How did the dinosaur get into the road? “It takes about five blokes to move the dinosaur a couple of inches,” said Simpson, “so it was definitely a concerted effort and drink was probably involved.” Three (presumably sober) road employees got the dinosaur off the pavement and back into Simpson’s garden. Simpson says he plans to paint Godshilla. “We will then have a fence up, so this can’t happen again.” (AC/BBC, Isle of Wight County Press) ...Lesson learned: Keep your dinosaurs behind secure fences so they don’t get out into traffic.
Original Publication Date: 21 February 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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