By Kathy Yanchus • Review Staff
Blame super storm Sandy for the odd scene playing out at Flamborough Patio Furniture today.
If you happened to be driving along Hwy. 6 in Flamborough, you might have seen a large dinosaur head dangling from a crane on the grounds of the showroom.
If you stopped alongside the road to watch and take pictures – as many drivers did – you would have seen a crane deftly plant a Brontosaurus head on top of a mammoth dinosaur body.
The saga of the damaged dinosaur began last October when the remnants of the deadly storm swept through Flamborough, snapping the head off of the 45-foot fiberglass Brontosaurus and the legs off a smaller 12-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex.
“They’ve been working on it for about 10 days,” said salesman Chris Griffin. “They had to fix up the damaged head in the shop here, re-fibreglass everything and the metal frame had to be re-welded.”
Since the storm, staff have been inundated with questions from curious customers who have grown accustomed to the menagerie of gigantic animals over the years, which the company initially erected as a landmark.
“Everybody knows the place with the dinosaurs,” said Griffin.
There have been a lot of people stopping to take a pictures of the headless dinosaur,” he said.
Workers used a crane and a scissorlift to gain access to the top of the dinosaur and attach the head, and the feet of the Tyrannosaurus, a process that took almost four hours, said Griffin.