It looks like a crocodile, but its not. A five foot long mysterious extraterrestrial-like carcass was washed up on the Rhossili Beach in Gower, Wales and its freaking people out. It was Beth Janette who first found it while walking her dog. She said “ I was going for a run with my dogs when I came across it. It looked like a well-rotted cetacean to me”.
Other people think it is something different, like a crocodile. ‘It would be very interesting to find out what species it is.’ She soon took a photo of the creature and posted it on Facebook. A lot of people have responded weighing in with different theories about what could it be
Bio-science expert Dr Dan Forman said ‘When you look at it the first time you may think it is a crocodile, but it is certainly not. ‘There is a big bulge on the base of the skull which is characteristic of a cetacean.’ Forman too was confused but seemed to agree with theory that it could be a whale or a dolphin. He said ‘We get a reasonable amount of whales and dolphins, a lot of which are dead and decomposed in places like Pendine and Rhossili. ‘From the data around carcasses washed up, there seems to be a cluster this time of year around June and July. ‘The jaw is thin in places and it looks from the picture like it is upside down.’
Mark Hipin, National Trust area Manager ,collected the creature and confirmed it to be a porpoise. He said “We have porpoises washing up quite regularly, as well as dolphins and seals and sometimes sheep”.
He seems convinced, but a lot of people still aren’t .