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T-Rex Parade stomps across downtown Nashville

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Posted at 10:17 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 23:29:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Dinosaurs were spotted in downtown Nashville Sunday afternoon.

No need to worry; this wasn't another 2020 phenomenon.

The T-Rex stampede is a yearly community tradition, where people dress up in dinosaur suits and walk across the pedestrian bridge together. Today was the event's 5th anniversary.

"Things can be a little heavy sometimes, and this is a nice light thing we can all do together," organizer Kristina James said.

Considering COVID-19 safety, she says the prehistoric costumes doubled as a way to keep people safe-- and at arms-length.

"These are pretty much hazmat suits anyway, so I think its the perfect time for it," James' husband Jonathan added.

It was a special stampede for the couple, whose 5-month-old son made an adorable T-Rex debut.