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Dinosaur Disrupts Traffic on the Isle of Wight

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What do you get when a triceratops crosses the road?

A whole lotta havoc in the village of Godshill on the Isle of Wight in England.

Last Friday, a massive triceratops statue made its way into the middle of the road in Godshill.

Triceratops in Middle of Road

Photo:Facebook

“That priceless moment when you’re driving home from work at 3am and the road is blocked by a 20ft Triceratops!!! #godblessbeer #someoneneedsamedal,” said local man Chris Hollingshead in a Facebook post that had the above picture.

The statue, which is known locally as Godshilla, shocked a number of drivers who likely thought they’d wandered onto the old set of Jurassic Park. Though the statue was obviously not dying, like the triceratops in the movie.

Luckily, the terrifying t-rex was nowhere in sight.

Jurassic park T-Rex

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The majority of people in the village of Godshill were entertained by the matter, though.

In fact, you could say that they were only a tad annoyed that they had to tricera-stop.

Sir Patrick Stewart Giggle

Terrible jokes aside, according to Huffington Post, many of the patrons and staff at the local tavern were pretty sure they knew who had pulled the prank.

“It must be the same people who tied balloons round its neck and put tinsel over it for Christmas,” said Lisa Choi, The Taverners owner. “They’ve gone one step further this time.”


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The owner of Godshilla, Martin Simpson, is just happy for the publicity, though weary of the danger the dino could have caused. “It’s great people are talking about it,” said Simpson. “But I wouldn’t want to encourage anybody to cause a hazard for traffic.”

Simpson, who also owns a shop called Island Gems that sells gems and fossils, said it likely took five people to move the statue. Godshilla’s owner plans on painting him soon, and moving the dino to a fenced-in garden so he can’t wander off again.

News Source: Huffington Post

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    A born-and-raised Jersey girl, Caitlin Moran has somehow found herself settled in Edinburgh, Scotland. When she’s not spending her days trying to remember which side of the road to drive on, Caitlin enjoys getting down and nerdy with English. She continues to combine her love of writing with her love of cars for The News Wheel, while also learning more about the European car market—including the fact that the Seat brand is pronounced “se-at” not “seat” as you might think. See more articles by Caitlin.