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Man makes dinosaurs for backyard

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You might call it Jurassic Park yard art decorating Chris Kastner's backyard. Everywhere you turn you'll find some form of dinosaur, they're in flower beds, they're in the trees, they're hiding everywhere. It all got started simply enough.

Chris Kastner, Backyard Terrors and Dinosaur Park, "I started because I wanted my own life sized dinosaur. Couldn't afford one or get one anywhere else so I had to build one. That led me through the whole process of figuring it out."

And once that happened stand back, he built more and more of them and opened the backyard to the public to come and visit. Now there's something new.   Stan, a life sized t-rex looking like he just pushed his way through the woods into the backyard. But he took some time to create.

"We started working on his head in August of last year. I built the form core for it and built it up so it's taken a long, long time."

If the teeth look real, there's a reason for that.

"The teeth in our T-Rex were cast from real Tyrannosaurus Rex teeth. They have the sharp ridges like a steak knife that you see along the edges of them."

Again you are invited to come and visit and leave a donation to keep things up, there's never been an admission price.

"See life sized dinosaurs, something they would have to travel hours away anywhere else to go see. Here they can get that experience not even having to leave their own backyards." "Or your backyard." "Or my backyard."

And there's even more under construction.
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