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5 Mar, 2019 17:07

Sight for ’saur eyes? Welsh man buys 15ft dino for his garden, becomes internet hero (PHOTOS)

Sight for ’saur eyes? Welsh man buys 15ft dino for his garden, becomes internet hero (PHOTOS)

A Welsh man who inadvertently turned his front garden into a tourist destination by erecting a giant dinosaur outside his home said he simply thought the bizarre addition would “be a fantastic garden ornament.”

Jerry Adams from Cwmbran, Wales made the extravagant purchase after successfully bidding £1,600 ($2,000) for the item on eBay. The 15ft-tall and 30ft-long plastic Allosaurus, named Alun, was sold by a Swansea tourist attraction to raise funds for charity.

Adams told local news outlet Cwmbran Life he thought the dino would be a great “piece of garden furniture” for his 12 grandchildren to play with.

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The giant ‘ornament’ has already become a local tourist attraction since it was installed on Sunday, with passersby stopping to snap a photo with the dinosaur.

Alun was auctioned off to make room at the Dan-yr-Ogof caves attraction, which is home to about 250 ornamental dinosaurs, with six new ones due to arrive before the summer swell. 

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