Since 2012, the rusted brown-and-gray dinosaur sculpture named T-Bone has been watching over Watkinsville resident Tina Huff’s front yard of her home in the Hickory Hills neighborhood. 

How the metal stegosaurus got there is a tale worthy of the assembled fossil. 

T-Bone was originally “born” in December 1996 by Rutledge artist Blue Chilton, who put the dinosaur together from a variety of recycled metal pieces. The artist inscribed his name along the dinosaur’s spine. 

Huff, her children and grandchildren first met T-Bone at his previous home when it was at artist Irvin Alhadeff’s home along Whippoorwill Road.

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