Dinosaurs on the Pavement?

By on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Someone needs his head checking. That person is either yours truly or the person who designed the sign below, which has baffled me for over a year.


I first saw it on a pavement in Whiston in early 2012. I have since seen it elsewhere in Prescot and around Knowsley, and all the time I was convinced it was a dinosaur. So it’s on a leash – but haven’t you ever seen¬†The Flintstones? Everyone had a pet T-Rex back then.

Given the slogan “Clean it up!” I assumed the dinosaur was some sort of character that had been created for an anti-litter campaign. Well, what do I know?

I shared my photo with Prescot Online’s Facebook followers this morning and was amazed to discover the illustration is supposed to be a dog. The eagle-eyed can just about make out the poo, which makes sense of the caption.

At least one reader shared my view that it looked like more like a Tyrannosaurus Rex than a canine, although other Facebook friends have subjected me to great ridicule over my suggestion. One (now former) chum suggested I might have taken a knock to the head to have come up with such an idea.

So – dog or dinosaur? Be kind and assure me I’m not being all that unreasonable.


PS Please clean up after your pets, prehistoric or otherwise.


  1. Jon Greenhalgh

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

    I think you need to get out more maybe take up a hobby if that’s all you can complain about! Looks like a dog to me but hey who cares?

  2. Jacquie

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 10:02 am

    My eyes told me it was a ‘pooping’ dog right away. It’s your vivid imagination coming to the fore Dave. Of course we’d all see a dog on a leash but there is every reason in the world how you’d see a dinosaur! lol The image is a bit fuzzy though! pfffft

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *