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'Jurassic' Parked On Charmouth Beach

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10:42am 15th July 2013
(Updated 2:04pm 15th July 2013)

A massive dragon skull stopped early morning dog walkers in their tracks on Charmouth beach this morning (Monday 15th July).

The 40 foot beast with its long razor sharp teeth looked like a prehistoric relic washed up on the shore from some kind of mythical undiscovered world.

Dorset is famous for its treasure trove of Dinosaur fossils with loads of ancient creatures unearthed over the past few decades.

Those brave enough to take a closer look at the skull breathed a sigh of relief when they found the sculpture was made of reinforced polystyrene.

One of the brave and bold to take a closer look was Wessex FM's Abby Newbery.

"It is massive, about 39 feet in length and 20 foot high. There are school children all over it having a look, its teeth look really sharp and you'd never guess it was made of polystyrene, it really is spectacular."

The impressive dragon skull was laid on the beach by Blinkbox to celebrate the online release of the popular TV show Game of Thrones.

It was placed on Charmouth's beach at 3am this morning, with local farmer's help and machinery.

The Skull will be removed from the beach at 1pm today and will travel to The Tower of London for a Premiere.

Toby Crowther, Production Director at Sketch Media who helped move the beast, told us "there are rumours he'll go to the Natural History Museum after the Premiere., but we're not sure yet"

He also told us more about the Dragon, "He's a Baratheon, he features in the show. He took a team of four guys two and a half months to carve, and they were the same team of sculptors who recently worked restoring all the Queen's royal barges post the millennium. We wanted to tie him in, because he is effectively a fossil, with the Jurassic coast down here, and Charmouth is such a beautiful spot, you've got Golden Cap in the background."

Click here to find out more about the show and Blinkbox.

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