Jurassic lark for Tom Price police
Police work can be tricky, especially if there is a prehistoric carnivore on the loose in your town. Luckily for Tom Price police this is Terrance the T-Rex, a morale-boosting dinosaur on a crusade to bring cheer to the good people of Tom Price, because this is the Pilbara.
■ Tom Price police have confirmed sightings of a prehistoric carnivore running around the town’s streets and shops as accurate.
For a fortnight now, Tom Price residents have reported seeing prehistory’s most feared predator, Tyrannosaurus rex, shopping at Coles, going to the pub and attempting to eat the animal statues around town.
Naturally, Pilbara News had to investigate, but fate intervened and our specialised dinosaur research vehicle broke down at the Robe River rest stop on the way to Tom Price.
Terrance the T-Rex, who despite the name is female, said despite the mountain of scientific evidence to suggest otherwise, Tyrannosaurus rexes were friendly and loved to dance and sing.
“T-Rex is just busy juggling working full time, running a family and running amok in her spare time,” she said.
“I’ve only had a few children run off in the other direction, but yeah, most people have realised T-Rexes like to jump around and dance and clap now.
“I just got asked to go down to Perth in April to gatecrash a karaoke morning. I’m always up for karaoke.”
Terrance has agreed to attend the karaoke on the proviso she can sing Respect by Aretha Franklin or Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler.
Tom Price police Senior Constable Alvin Taylor said the T-Rex had so far been a positive addition to the community.
“Obviously police are trained for all manner of situations,” he said.
“The report came in for a large lizard-type creature described as eight foot tall with scaly skin and short arms.
“You never know what is going to happen next.”
Sen. Const. Taylor said they had to resurrect the older cells in case the T-Rex had to be contained.
Terrance said having short arms was a hurdle in the modern world, as she had so far struggled to use checkouts at the shopping centre.
Tom Price police attempt to secure a Tyrannosaurus rex spotted in town.
Scenes reminiscent of Jurassic Park in Tom Price.
Police have opened old jail cells to contain the creature.