While hiking to the Worker Village, Dieter Stark took the time during a fifteen minute break to relieve himself in the bush. However, before he got a chance to relieve himself, Dieter encountered another Compsognathus. Out of amusement, Dieter began trying to shock the small dinosaur, but missed in all attempts. Soon Dieter realized he had lost his way, and while trying to find the rest of the group he fell down a hill and the shock prod was lost.
The prod itself was sectioned in four pieces. The hand grip, with a boxy control at the middle, allowed for one-handed wielding, and the battery kept enough charge for multiple discharges. The telescopic shaft of the prod had three collapsing sections, the bottommost holding rest of the prod when collapsed and the topmost ending in a metal two-prong fork. The charge was low, and the delivered electrocution was nonlethal, although did cause noticeable pain.
- The shock prod is featured in Jurassic Park: Trespasser, referred to as the Dino Prod