Could the corpse of a sea lion be responsible for a mysterious skeleton discovered on a beach in Croyde, North Devon in the UK?
This Is North Devon describes how a member of the public contacted Brauton police after she discovered the strange beast. Described as being the size of a calf but with canine teeth one of the initial suggestions was that this was nothing less than the remains of the Beast of Exmoor.
The first police officer on the scene, a PC Tucker, radioed in the discovery back to headquarters after it became apparant the discovery was not a simple hoax.
PC Tucker is quoted as saying, “It’s a good five feet long, and it’s got black fur. It certainly looks quite beastlike with those teeth.”
Sgt Pearce said: “It almost definitely looks like it could be a beast of Exmoor.”
He added: “It’s only about five miles away to Exmoor by sea, it could easily have floated down.”
The Environmental Health department and the RSPCA havebeen alerted. The public has been asked not to venture down to the Croyde shores due to the extreme weather conditions and dangerous icy rocks.
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What do you think? Could the skull belong to a sea lion or are we looking at the remains of some other creature?
Picture credit: This Is North Devon