A pair of replicated dinosaur bones have been stolen from a Vernal museum.
The femur replicas made of concrete and pumice belonged to a Diplodocus skeleton that stood outside the Utah Field House of Natural History, at 496 E. Main St., from the 1950s to the mid 1980s. Most of the skeleton eventually went into storage, but the museum buried the two femurs outside under sand so children could play with them.
But when museum employees went to get the femurs on Friday in order to ship the whole skeleton to a museum in Price they were gone. The bones are about 5 feet long and weigh a few hundred pounds big enough that no one could have moved them without help, said Steve Sroka, the museum manager.