‘Alien-like’ creature washes up on Welsh beach and baffles everyone

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Some type of creature has washed up on Rhossili Beach, in Gower, Wales, and it’s freaking people out.

Beth Jannetta, 41, found the five-foot long ‘alien like’ carcass 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.’

Marine experts are finding it difficult to identify the animal but have suggested it could be a type of whale, dolphin, or porpoise.

Bioscience expert Dr Dan Forman added: ‘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.’

Dr Forman, of Swansea University, was also perplexed but backed up his colleague’s theory it was a cetacean or possibly a whale or a dolphin.

He said: ‘We get a reasonable amount of whales and dolphins, a lot 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.’

National Trust area ranger Mark Hipkin did not want to get left out so threw in his two cents as well, arguing it was a porpoise.

Hopefully we will soon find out what it is because the suspense is killing us.