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Velociraptors in Prospect Park?

Unicorns, saber-toothed tigers and velociraptors, oh my! Last summer, the self-appointed “Non-Traditional Park Preservation Task Force” posted signs in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park warning users to stay on the paths or risk becoming prey to some unexpected four-legged creatures. The signs were posted to discourage vandals from breaking the fences, traipsing around the ravine and disturbing the newly replanted top soil.

Velociraptors in Prospect Park? Credit: Jennifer Small.

While unicorns may not strike fear in the heart of a ne’er-do-well, we’re thinking the other two carnivores just might do the trick, even if one of them is only the size of a large turkey. But if all else fails, maybe the ninjas will keep trespassers out. (There were signs for them too.)

You can view photos of the additional signs here. Hope this post inspired a little April Fool’s Day humor 🙂

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