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Demolition Dinosaur (with googly eyes) at the Yale Peabody Museum

It’s not too hard to imagine a destructive dinosaur on a rampage when watching excavators and diggers on large construction sites. But have you ever imagined them with googly eyes? Now you don’t have to imagine.

With a painted green head and white teeth, and massive googly eyes, this structure-crushing excavator is ready to make the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History proud. Chris Meyer of Turner Construction filmed this delightful one minute video during a demolition phase of the museum’s renovation.

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But what species is this dinosaur? From the Yale Peabody Museum’s Instagram team:

“Genus is Krushasaurus. Still working out the species. Any thoughts?”

What would you name this animal? And why aren’t all excavators painted like this? Just look at those eyes jiggle.

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Visit Peabody.Yale.edu, as well as their Peabody@Home lesson plans and activities for all ages.

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