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For Velociraptor Awareness Day, Some Ferocious Raptor Street Art

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Today, April 18, is Velociraptor Awareness Day, the centerpiece of “National Velociraptor Awareness Month.” “Velociraptor attack is the 3rd leading cause of death for men age 27-29,” the American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention (ASVAP) cautions. “However, everyone must think about the implications of velociraptors: young and old, men, women and transgendered persons.” Fortunately, raptors are a popular subject with artists, so the following mural-sized rendering should prove helpful in curtailing those raptor attack figures.

This mural painted last year in Berlin by Argentine street artist Dötz — a specialist in dinosaur murals — portrays a typical raptor at a greatly increased scale, its long outstretched tail acting as a counterweight that makes it extremely agile and dangerous.

More helpful velociraptor awareness tips from the ASVAP include:

Velociraptors are often found on tropical islands, converted to millionarie amusement parks, but are commonly being sighted in the Pacific Northwest.

Velociraptors can open doors, but are slowed by them. They can open an initial door in approximately 5 minutes, and will take half that time for each subsequent door.

Velociraptors do not know fear.

Please celebrate Velociraptor Awareness Day responsibly.

— Benjamin Sutton

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