It looks like a some kind of mythological creature featured in a block-buster Hollywood feature film, Â certainly not something that you would expect to find walking on a beach in the UK in the year 2011.
The somewhat fearsome and astonishing 30ft remains of a mysterious sea creature was discovered by Margaret Flippence, 55, along with her husband Nick, 59, as they were taking a quiet walk together with their dogs on the sands at Bridge-of-Don, Aberdeen, Scotland.
“We were stunned.
“I thought, ‘My God what is it?’
“It is like nothing we have ever seen.
“It almost looks prehistoric.
“It is a frightening-looking thing, whatever it is” said discoverer Nick Flippence.
The stunned couple immediately informed the coastguard about the huge sea creature they had found and an investigation is under way to establish just what it is and where it came from.
Marine Expert at London Zoo, Rob Deville said:
“It could be a killer whale, given the size of the animal.
“A pilot whale is another possibility”, and Whale expert Mark Simmons added:
“It died long ago and tides caused the body to wash ashore.”
Whatever and wherever the 30ft mysterious sea creature is left many marine experts baffled last night as they study the remains and make an attempt to work what sea creature it belongs to.