For those who've never wandered inside the Museum Building in Trinity College, Dublin, here's a glimpse of one of the guardians inside the door:
Megalocerus Giganteus (aka the Giant Irish Deer) was the largest deer that ever lived - about seven feet high at the shoulder, then add on head, neck and ginormous antlers. They roamed through the Irish forests about eleven thousand years ago.
There's a Mrs Megalocerus too, who stands opposite him -- she's the same except for the antlers.
Now, I'm not a huge Natural History Museum/displays-of-dead-animals/recreations-of-scenes-with-taxidermied-corpses type of person. That said, I adore these skeletons. I drop in to see them whenever I can :)