Oh wait … dinosaurs are extinct … and hey … that guy looks kind of familiar.
On July 6th, a photo was posted on Jay Branscomb Facebook page with the caption:
“Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”
What ensued was an amazing mixture of comments ranging from real outrage to satire, mocking, and even discussions of international politics. To date, there are over 10,000 comments!
“Poor animal! Triceratops are endangered! Soon they will be gone like the dodo bird and ET, the Extra-Terrestrial.”
“For all of the anti-hunters out there, This was a meager minor sized tri-top. I shoot Brontosaurus 15 times as tall…”
“That’s disgusting. killing an innocent animal! Is that some kind of Bison/Bull? It’s huge!”
“OMG you stupid people!!! This animal is NOT real! It is an animal which lived like 66 million years ago! This is a model for the film! Some people are so ignorant!”
“Let hope that one day stupid becomes extinct. My 5 year grandson knows that dinosaurs no longer exist.”
“I can’t tell who’s kidding or who’s being serious anymore.”
The image in question is from the set of 1994’s Jurassic Park and shows Spielberg smiling next to an animatronic triceratops.
A few days later Branscomb threw fuel onto the fire when he added a photo of Spielberg with yet another of his “trophies” — a defenseless man-eating great white shark.
No animatronic, fictional or computer generated animals were harmed in the making of this post.