Motorists on England’s Isle of Wight got a major shock over the weekend when a 25-foot-long triceratops replica appeared in the middle of a road.
Local business owner Martin Simpson purchased the eight-foot-tall fiberglass behemoth to attract tourists to his gem shop in the picturesque town of Godshill and gave it the nickname “Godshilla.”
While out of town this past weekend, Simpson got a call from a local paper and learned, “Somebody kidnapped my dinosaur.”
Simpson doesn’t believe the act was malicious, but removing the dinosaur from the middle of the road required the help of 5 men.
Several people on the island snapped photos of the dino blockage, which were posted to social media over the weekend. Now Simpson’s Island Gems shop, with a little help from Godshilla, is going viral.