Ammon Smith has gained a reputation of going big for Halloween.
Last year he built a giant King Kong — “It was my wife’s idea,” he says — and this year he’s built her next idea by going all Jurassic on his front lawn. He started building the scene in August, using recycled wood, chicken wire, styrofoam, tin foil and spray paint.
People stop constantly, he says, to get a closer look at the attraction in his front yard at 1542 S. 900 East in Salt Lake City.
Smith knows he will be handing out a ton of candy this year as trick-or-treaters make trips to see the dinosaurs.
After Halloween, the giant T. rex, velociraptors and pterodactyls will get recycled and may become part of next year’s big creation.