Sight for ’saur eyes? Welsh man buys 15ft dino for his garden, becomes internet hero (PHOTOS)
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.
On the #M4? Keep your eyes peeled for one of our (former) dinosaurs. It’s new owner is taking it home! Every penny of the sale has gone to @jdrf_uk 😁🦖 #danyrogof#showcaves#jdrf#diabetes#m4#motorway#allosaurus@BBCWales@ITVWales@WalesOnlinepic.twitter.com/gdeHYvVdxY— Dan-yr-Ogof (@showcaves) March 2, 2019
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.
We've got a dinosaur on the prowl in Pontnewydd! Such a lovely story behind this. Eccentricity such as this makes our community a fascinating place to live. Look forward to staring down an allosaurus when we're out delivering leaflets!https://t.co/VPIHzD8dOj— David Daniels (@David_R_Daniels) March 3, 2019
£1,600? A bargain, I missed my chance!— Mark Rees (@reviewwales) March 4, 2019
"A 15ft-tall model of an allosaurus had been sold by Swansea valley tourist attraction Dan yr Ogof caves. The dinosaur - named Alun - has taken pride of place in new owner Jerry Adams' garden."https://t.co/6SeG241lFe#wales#dinosaurpic.twitter.com/6MmnhGfZJi
Drove past this earlier, my 3 year old said “Wow! Please can we have one?”— Rhiannon Burgham (@burg_rhi) March 3, 2019
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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