This distinctive dinosaur sculpture was snatched from a Chemainus home. (Photo submitted)

Even sculptured dinosaurs going extinct in Island community

Even the sculpture variety of dinosaur is in danger of going extinct in Chemainus.

Richard Nelson, who lives on Caswell Street, had a very distinctive – and heavy – dinosaur stolen from his yard.

“It was not a small ornament, weighing around 300 pounds and made of solid concrete,” he explained. “Sometime on the 28th of August, like all the other dinosaurs, it disappeared. Due to its size and weight, two or three people would have been involved in removing it from the residence.”

The Nelsons acquired the dinosaur that was designed by a local artist five years ago and considered themselves lucky to purchase it.

It has graced the front of their residence ever since, becoming a major attraction for residents, children and grandchildren.

“There’s going to be a lot of disappointed little kids around,” said Nelson.

He’s hoping people will keep an eye out for it, as its theft has left a large hole in the neighbourhood.

Numerous cases of ornamental pieces and possessions left in yards have been reported stolen in recent months by Chemainus residents.

Just Posted

Victoria Foundation thrilled to see sun shine on B.C.’s philanthropists, builders

Province declares September ‘Community Foundations Month’

Artistic mystery baffles Sidney

The salmon mosaic appears on a local planter near the bandshell in Beacon Park

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Victoria program inspires Polish student to create cigarette butt calculator

Warsaw civil engineering student creates cleanup counter to track efforts

Saanich Fire celebrates 100th anniversary with party

Simulations, prizes, cake and more at No. 1 hall

VIDEO: Greater Victoria, here’s the news you missed this weekend

Tragic bus crash, Pacific FC win and Terry Fox runs

Two dead, two in critical condition in highway crash near Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after it was closed in both directions

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Scheer makes quick campaign stop in Comox

Conservative leader highlights tax promises early in campaign

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Most Read