Jurassic March! Dinosaur poses for selfies while passing through town

A dinosaur, operated by March man David Abbott, poses for selfies with residents in town on Saturday, April 24. 

A dinosaur, operated by March man David Abbott, poses for selfies with residents in town on Saturday, April 24. - Credit: Linda Richardson 

Fenland residents had a shock at the weekend when a giant dinosaur walked through March high street in a bid to cheer people up.  

Operated by David Abbott, the imported state-of-the art costume was walked through the town centre and up to Deerfield Road on Saturday (April 24).  

One young boy forced his dad to stop the car when passing the dinosaur so he could get out and grab a selfie with the prehistoric creature.  

Myles Brandon, the youngest child of David and Jemma Brandon, spotted with the dinosaur. 

Myles Brandon, the youngest child of David and Jemma Brandon, spotted with the dinosaur. - Credit: Linda Richardson

Mr Abbott, who has lived in March most of his life, works in a garage during the week and does costume play (cosplay) part time.    

Teresa, his mother, said: “It’s a real walking dinosaur, David gets in it and it makes all the noises, it’s even got a camera in it and everything else.    

David's dinosaur spotted outside Clarks in March town centre. 

David's dinosaur spotted outside Clarks in March town centre. - Credit: Gareth Corfield

“David goes to cosplay conventions and he’s going to start doing parties and things for charity, he’s just doing it to cheer people up in the town.”    

Linda Richardson, a passer-by, said: “My grandson Myles Brandon, who is the youngest child of David and Jemma Brandon, made his dad stop the car so he could stroke him.”  

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