Schleich Dinosaurs Have a Liking for Strawberries
A member of the Everything Dinosaur team came across this cleverly staged photograph created by Schleich of Germany that shows a selection of their models, including some Schleich dinosaurs picking and eating fruit.
Schleich Dinosaurs Eat Fruit
Picture credit: Schleich
It seems the farmer concerned is having his or her strawberry field raided by dinosaurs such as Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex. Could vertebrate palaeontologists have got theropod dinosaurs so wrong? Ironically, one of the biggest pests of outdoor strawberry crops are birds, which gorge themselves on the fruit given a chance. Birds (Aves), are members of the Dinosauria clade and related to theropod dinosaurs such as Velociraptor and Oviraptor. It seems, that according to Schleich at least, these ancient relations to today’s modern Aves also had a taste for strawberries.
To view Everything Dinosaur’s range of Schleich dinosaur toys and prehistoric animal models: Schleich Prehistoric Animal Models.
Congratulations to Schleich on a very clever photograph.