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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Museum Security Guard

Sandy is a little concerned about whether or not he will be able to get into the Royal Tyrrell Museum. He remembers his experiences in London, where security guards refused him entry based on the fact that he is a "dangerous" animal! Shocking! Canada is a bit more relaxed about security measures though... and today's security guard didn't seem at all threatening.
He must be standing on parade here... very tall and official looking. He doesn't even need a uniform to give him any authority. Sandy wasn't too sure how this was going to work out though... but... Mama gave Sandy a few bread crumbs (bribes always work well!)...
The guard looked at Sandy as if he couldn't quite believe the crumble of bread had come from him... but Sandy looked nonchalant (as only a little bear can)... and...
Presto! bribe accepted and eaten! Whew... that was easy! Sandy wonders if all security guards are that easily bribed in other places...
Of course the security guard did have to do a cursory inspection of Sandy, but that was purely a formality! And Sandy was good to go! Then it was off into the museum and... gulp... Sandy almost scampered back out immediately. There were roaring noises and some very realistic looking dinosaurs with very LARGE teeth...
There are a lot of sharp-teethed dinosaurs out there! Sandy learns that there are ones called Albertosaurus and Elasmosaurus and Tyrannosaurus and... well... Sandy is very glad he didn't live way back then! He was glad to see some of the more calm and peaceful seascapes and sea creatures like ammonites!
Whew... what a day! Sandy has learned a lot about what life was like millions and millions (and more millions) of years ago and is glad that he lives in a time when little bears are not dinosaur fodder!

5 comments:

  1. Hello! I'm Sullivan McPig's friend Beanie and I live in England. I don't live far from London and Sullivan said you're visiting soon!! Is that right?

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  2. Hi Beanie, nice to meet you!
    I am visiting London in August (I know... a crazy time). Mama says we arrive on August 12 and leave on August 17 (for Berlin). I wanted to go for the Olympics, but Mama says they don't have any bear events... which I think is very unfair.

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  3. Great photos Sandy! Beanie is a great friend, and her human companion makes great art! We hope you get to see her!

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  4. Oooh... Another meeting perhaps? I love meetings! If you could meet Beanie you should Sandy! He's a very nice friend and Andrea is very nice too! Sullivan, Beanie and I have been together in Groningen ( that's the city where Sullivan lives)! We had a great day! I like your post today! Those dinosaures are scary!

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  5. I hope I get to meet Beanie too! I read that Marlowe and Buttons got together and that looks like fun. Too bad there aren't any blogger friends here in Canada!

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