Husband spends £1,600 on 11ft T-Rex after his wife asked him to buy a garden gnome

A HUSBAND told by his wife to buy a gnome for the garden had her screaming in fear after he bought a 16st T-Rex.

Adrian Shaw, 52, spent £1,600 on the 11ft model plus £500 to have it winched into position.


The dad-of-two bought it knowing wife Deborah, 53, liked the Jurassic Park movie and after she asked him to make the garden “tidy, maybe with a gnome”.

She got home after dark on delivery day so he decided to surprise her with the resin and fibreglass beast, which he named Dave, the next morning.

But Deborah got up in the early hours to let their dog out — and got the shock of her life.

IT analyst Adrian, from Leamington Spa, Warks, said: “I thought nothing could look nicer than a replica of a rampaging T-Rex.

"It came from a company in Wales and I hired a crane to lift it into the garden. The neighbours loved it.

“I’d set up my camera to capture her reaction, which I was expecting to be sheer delight.

He added: "Sadly, she opened the back door in the middle of the night. I could hear the screams and went running downstairs.

“I’ve fallen in love with Dave — and I’m sure Deborah will grow to love him just as much.”




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