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4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Nobody: 10:33pm On Jan 30, 2021
A 220 MILLION-year-old footprint has been discovered by a four-year-old girl on a beach in Wales.

Lily Wilder made the incredible discovery earlier this month, while on walk in Barry, South Wales, with her dad Richard.

National Museum Wales paleontology curator Cindy Howells described it as the "best specimen every found" at Bendricks Bay - a beach well known for its dinosaur footprints.

"It was Lily and Richard [her father] who discovered the footprint," said Lily's mum Sally.

"Lily saw it when they were walking along and said 'Daddy look'.

"We weren’t even sure it was real.

"I was imagining an artist had gone down and scratched it out, but I knew dinosaur footprints had been found along that piece of coast before so I just thought I’d ask some people."

It is impossible to tell which dinosaur made the print, but as it is 10cm long it is believed to be from a type that stood 75cm tall and 2.5m long.

It would have been slender and walked on two hind feet, hunting small animals and insects.

Permission had to be sought from Natural Resources Wales to legally remove the fossil from the beach, which is a site of Special Scientific Interest.

It was removed earlier this week and will now be studied by experts at the National Museum in Cardiff.

"We were thrilled to find out it really was a dinosaur footprint and I am happy that it will be taken to the national museum where it can be enjoyed and studied for generations," mum Sally said.

Curator of Amgueddfa Cymru - the National Museum Wales - Ms Howells said the print will give scientists a better idea about early dinosaurs walked.

She said: "Its acquisition by the museum is mainly thanks to Lily and her family who first spotted it.

"During the Covid pandemic scientists from Amgueddfa Cymru have been highlighting the importance of nature on people's doorstep and this is a perfect example of this.

"Obviously, we don't all have dinosaur footprints on our doorstep but there is a wealth of nature local to you if you take the time to really look close enough."

Ben Evans from British Institute for Geological Conservation called it an "amazing specimen".

He told Wales Online: This beach is a site of special scientific interest and while we encourage people to visit and use it responsibly, collection of rocks, minerals and fossils from this site is not permitted."

Similar footprints have been found in the USA which have been made by the dinosaur Coelophysis - a type which did not occur in the UK.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13896516/girl-dinosaur-215million-uk-beach/

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by chatinent(m): 10:34pm On Jan 30, 2021
The Whites should lie with empathy. �

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by 3gpvids: 11:42pm On Jan 30, 2021
Na 4 billion months...smh

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by obonujoker(m): 4:58am On Jan 31, 2021
Lol... See another lie cheesy

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by illicit(m): 7:05am On Jan 31, 2021
Well....
Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by josh123(m): 7:47am On Jan 31, 2021
dinosaurs are such a magnificent creatures, I wish they were not extinct

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:57pm On Jan 31, 2021
A 220 MILLION-year-old footprint has been discovered by a four-year-old girl on a beach in Wales.
It was Lily and Richard [her father] who discovered the footprint," said Lily's mum Sally.

Lily saw it when they were walking along and said 'Daddy look'.


Here we go again...... cheesy
Dem just put the 4 year old girl make d fabu story for sweet compared to dem usual fabu. cheesy
Una no like 220 Trillion Years kwa?!
Who be d person wey dey count the years sef?


Djyucee1:
Honestly I'm here trying to figure out how the came up with this their 220 million years. grin grin grin. Only month of January looks unending talk more of 220 million. These scientists should rest abeg
Lol cheesy,
no mind dem, January don be like 6 months on him own already!
For real.... wink


Orisirisi footprints!

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Deicide: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
chatinent:
The Whites should lie with empathy. �
You blind?

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Elslim: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
Alhamdulillahi
Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Ojemedad: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
Sharperly dem don calculate d age

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by DoubleEngine007: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
This one is UK's Detective Fash .Na fake hidden camera adult dey discover this side grin

Keep it up cutie.. We need more discoveries from you in years to come..

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by ednut1(m): 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
josh123:
dinosaurs are such a magnificent creatures, I wish they were not extinct
they for don chop us finish

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Nobody: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
chatinent:
The Whites should lie with empathy. �
Agreed

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Hndrrxxx(m): 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
Myths undecided undecided
This is a No-brainer!


Whoever believes this believes the existence of Dragon, Pegasus, Griffin, Unicorn, Dinosaurs and deserves whatever is happening to him/her rn

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by PCG001: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
Hndrrxxx:
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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by susy6999: 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
Will these bring the dinosaurs back?

What is white obsession with the extinct animal?

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by SamgoldBaba(m): 5:58pm On Jan 31, 2021
chatinent:
The Whites should lie with empathy. �

Seriously, the lie too much abegi

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Lastmankc(m): 5:59pm On Jan 31, 2021
Who dey count the years?Or they rely on carbon dating

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Fkforyou(m): 5:59pm On Jan 31, 2021
Yeah right!!! I discovered one at my backyard yesterday undecided

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by blingxx(m): 5:59pm On Jan 31, 2021
awon rapture gang will soon evade this thread and pollute it with theories of how the life started 6000 years ago

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by Amspecial: 5:59pm On Jan 31, 2021
grin
bullshit
Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by AnonymousCEO: 5:59pm On Jan 31, 2021
E good na! whites and all these their figures sef
Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by GODBLESSBUHARI: 5:59pm On Jan 31, 2021
wink

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by AnonymousCEO: 6:00pm On Jan 31, 2021
E good na! whites and all these their figures sef
Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by princefrank76(m): 6:00pm On Jan 31, 2021
no be only 220 million years, na one trillion years.
lie lie people

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Re: 4-Year-Old Girl Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Print On UK Beach (Photos) by AnonymousCEO: 6:00pm On Jan 31, 2021
E good na! whites and all these their figures sef

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