Baby Dinosaur
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Florida Woman Claims Her Security Camera Captured "Baby Dinosaur" In Backyard

Weird security camera footage has the Internet speculating.

We know that 2020 was weird and the start to 2021 has been just as strange, but it seems that things can always get weirder. Now a Florida woman is claiming her home security camera captured footage of a baby dinosaur running across her backyard.

Fox 35 Orlando reports the footage was taken in the yard of Palm Coast resident Cristina Ryan last week. The footage is strange. If it shows a real flesh and blood creature that supposedly vanished 65 million years ago is another matter.

Ryan said she has no explanation for what ran across her backyard in the early hours of the morning. Now that the footage is online, it has plenty of other people speculating about what is going on too. Whatever the animal is, it is only in frame for about 10 seconds as it zips across the backyard, seemingly on two legs.

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The video's quality may be too poor to tell for certain what it is that wandered through her backyard. While Ryan has heard several explanations, she says she is sticking with the dinosaur explanation. It does bear striking resemblance to the velociraptors that have become famous in film and TV.

"Any animal we can come up with that would be 'walking' at 3:40 in the morning, wouldn't walk this way," Ryan told the news station. "Maybe I've watched 'Jurassic Park' too many times, but I see a raptor or other small dinosaur."

Theories posted online ranged from a turkey, sandhill crane, to Komodo dragon, monitor lizard, alligator, iguana, peacock, or a dog. The idea of it being a dog seems to be the most popular theory. Some viewers state they can see what appears to be a bucket stuck on the canine's head and possibly a leash trailing along behind.

Unless someone else finds a missing dog with a bucket on its head or another security camera captured a better shot, it is likely whatever this creature was will remain a mystery.

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