Londoners were startled to see a T-Rex traveling through the city

If you spotted a Tyrannosaurus rex corpse stuck in London traffic this morning, you weren’t imagining things. A life-size replica dinosaur was traveling across the city on a flatbed truck, and it didn’t have anything to do with Jurassic World.

The city’s official traffic news Twitter account was one of the first to post a photo of the replica dino, showing its body partially hidden by a blood-stained sheet.

More photos began to appear as people noticed the T-Rex truck, which turned out to be a marketing stunt for National Geographic.

You’ve got to admit that it was an effective PR trick. There’s nothing like the sudden appearance of a dinosaur to liven up everyone’s Monday morning.

Photo via Shakacarnage/Twitter

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor