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Dinosaur Sighting: A Dinosaur in the Woods

I had not expected to find a dinosaur in the woods of Mount Kisco, New York, but there it was. While going on a little hike I saw the big, purple head of the dinosaur sticking out from behind a storage shed. When I got a better look I saw that it was a big playground toy meant to be ridden by child...

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A dinosaur playground toy photographed in Mount Kisco, New York. Photo by Brian Switek.


I had not expected to find a dinosaur in the woods of Mount Kisco, New York, but there it was. While going on a little hike I saw the big, purple head of the dinosaur sticking out from behind a storage shed. When I got a better look I saw that it was a big playground toy meant to be ridden by children and it must have come from the nearby park. I had expected to see a few squirrels and birds on my hike that day, but not a purple dinosaur!

Have you spotted a dinosaur in a strange place? Snap a photo and send it to dinosaursightings@gmail.com and you might see it here!
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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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