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Tyrannosaurus rex-shaped lighning bolt takes Jurassic chomp out of sky

by MC Suhocki / / Source: TODAY

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… Tyrannosaurus rex lightning bolt?

T. rex-shaped lightning bolt
This striking lightning photo was captured on Wednesday in Arizona.Hallie Larsen, National Park Service / U.S. Department of the Interior, Facebook

The U.S. Department of the Interior posted the dino-mite shot to Facebook on Wednesday, capturing a terrifying bolt of lightning as it lit up the sky.

"Have you ever seen lightning make such crazy shapes?" the Facebook post asked. "This bolt looks like a Tyrannosaurus rex getting ready to chomp a formation at Blue Mesa in Arizona's Petrified Forest Naitonal Park."

As of Thursday afternoon, the photo had garnered more than 13,000 likes and almost 6,000 shares.

One commenter pointed out that the flash resembled an upside down "heart-shaped balloon."

Others saw a snake, a cougar stalking its prey, a bear, a dragon and even Godzilla!

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Perhaps the best comment of all came from Darwin Castillo, who noted, "Even nature is playing Pokemon Go."

Phil Kukulski went the extra mile and took the time to edit in a dinosaur to fit the shape of the lightning bolt, which another commenter deemed the "thunder lizard."

T. rex lightning mock up
In case you have trouble visualizing the dinosaur, one commenter went to the trouble of filling in the gaps.Phil Kukulski / Facebook

Animals stealing the spotlight in the sky appear to be a new trend — just last month, a cloud that bore a striking resemblance to Winnie-the-Pooh appeared over a children’s charity event in England.

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