Well, actually, these are the nether regions of a baby brachiosaur,
Riad, who joined other dinosaurs at the entrance
of the Indianapolis Children's Museum in June, 2009.
He and the adult brachiosaur, Seymour, gaze down upon the exhibits
and activities inside the museum.
Seymour and Riad joined the other popular dinosaurs who
were installed at the museum entrance in 2004.
This trio of alamosaurs have been captured in flight from the museum lobby.
I've often thought that they'd be more eye-catching if they were on the
Meridian Street side of the building, but their presence is so realistic,
it may well cause accidents if seen by unsuspecting motorists.
Named Yvonne, Greg, and Diana, the alamosaurs were a gift
made to the museum in 2004 by Yvonne Shaheen and are named after her
and her two children.
Here, while mama Yvonne makes a literal break from the museum lobby,
Greg runs towards the open street and Diana sniffs the free air
for a likely bit of juicy prey ...
... and Yvonne's tail makes a final, defiant flick
as she tears down the confining walls.