Rain and wind, not an ice age, may be to blame for the La Jolla T. Rex's demise, according to a published report.
Last week's rains apparently blew a tree down, crushing the metal sculpture and pushing it into a yard at 1401 Muirlands Drive in La Jolla, reported the La Jolla Light. The T. rex is about 10-12 feet tall.
Much like the Cardiff Kook, which is regularly targeted by pranksters, the dinosaur statue is preyed upon as well, with jokers sticking stuffed animals into its jaws, the paper reported. The Muirlands artwork's owners have joined in as well, according to the paper, dressing the creature up at Halloween.