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Raurimu Rex

Raurimu, New Zealand

A life-sized statue of a Tyrannosaurus rex made out of driftwood. 

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Sitting unobtrusively at the side of the road, tucked in among some trees, Raurimu rex roars silently at the sky. Crafted out of driftwood, R. rex has a hidden feature: If you stand on its right side and look in between the pieces, you’ll find a small vial containing some ratty pieces of paper. On this paper is a record of passersby keen-eyed enough to notice the statue and discover its hidden guestbook. 

Maybe more wooden dinosaur sculptures will be added, and this is the start of a new attraction … if so will it be called Jurassic Bark?

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