Florida ‘Dinosaur’ Video Sparks Debate About What A Mystery Animal Was
A Florida woman has spotted what she thinks is a small dinosaur in her security camera footage – and social media users can’t agree on what the mysterious animal really is.
The blurry black and white footage captures the unidentified animal rushing through the yard, with something like a rope trailing behind. Some onlookers believe the animal appears to have a long, thick tail and runs on two legs. Suggestions range from peacock to deer to iguana.
However, for the woman who filmed the animal last week, Cristina Ryan, the animal is nothing but a small dinosaur.
Ryan told FOX 35 Orlando: “Any animal that we can find that would ‘walk’ at 3:40 in the morning, wouldn’t be walking that way.
“Maybe I looked jurassic park too many times, but I see a raptor or some other small dinosaur.”
But social media users, unhappy with the raptor theory, debated what the mystery animal might be. There are approximately 2,000 comments on a FOX 35 Orlando article shared on Facebook, including hundreds of guesses.
Most people seem to agree that the creature isn’t actually the prehistoric, extinct velociraptor, but that’s where the consensus ends. Suggestions in Facebook comments vary depending on the type of bird, mammal or reptile.
Some say it could be a large bird, like a turkey or sandhill crane. It has also been suggested that it could be an emu or a peacock.
Others believe it to be a reptile, such as an alligator or lizard, with some social media users claiming to have seen lizards, such as iguanas or basilisks, running around on their hind legs.
It has also been suggested that the mystery animal is either a deer or a fox.
However, other viewers think the explanation is more mundane. Many seem to believe it is simply a dog wearing a reflective harness with its leash trailing behind it, having escaped or perhaps been lost.
Ryan listened to suggestions of what the animal might be, but told FOX 35 Orlando, “Some say a big bird, but that doesn’t make sense because anyway it seems to have legs. before. So not sure? Lol. I’m staying myself with Raptor.”
Although many social media users suggest otherwise, the Universal Orlando Resort theme park, which has a jurassic park Discovery Center, may have bought into the idea that the mysterious animal could be a small dinosaur, jokingly tweeting: “