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Wingham Wildlife Park rescues swarm of bees from dinosaur's jaws

With its huge teeth, not many creatures would be brave enough to venture near a vicious velociraptor.

But a swarm of bees decided the fearsome dinosaur's mouth would make a nice resting place.

The dinosaur with a mouthful of bees
The dinosaur with a mouthful of bees

It made for quite a spectacle at Wingham Wildlife Park near Canterbury, which has a dinosaur display featuring 20 models of the beasts, familiar to fans of the Jurassic Park blockbuster movie series.

But staff decided the bees should find a new home and called on expert beekeepers, who safely moved the swarm to a more suitable location.

The park posted on Facebook: "Well you don't see that every day!

"Our Velociraptors had a surprise visit from a bee swarm today, which was just incredible to see.

Beekeepers removing the swarm
Beekeepers removing the swarm

"After contacting some local beekeepers the swarm was carefully collected and has now been moved to a safer location for them."

The post created quite the buzz, with hundreds of people commenting on the incredible photo.

Swarming is a natural process for bees when a colony leaves its hive with the queen to find a new home.

Most swarms occur on warm sunny days from May to the end of July, usually between 11am to 4pm.

But the bees are usually quite docile and do not present a threat.

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