South West Wales

Morfa Beach sea creature remains baffle visitors

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The remains of a mystery creature have been baffling visitors to a Port Talbot beach, with some even suggesting they could belong to a dinosaur.

They have been at the Kenfig rivermouth on Morfa Beach since February and measure 11ft (3.35m).

Melanie Rees, 41, has uploaded photographs to Facebook to try and identify it.

One suggestion is the remains are from a dead long-finned pilot whale that has been burned.

Mrs Rees said she and husband Mike were used to seeing jellyfish and other small creatures on the sands.

"At first I thought it was a piece of driftwood or a big log as it was so far off the beach.

"But when we got closer, I could see thousands of flies and I knew it had been an animal," she said.

She started uploading photographs to Facebook and other social media sites to try and identify it.

She added: "People on Facebook have been hilarious. One has even said it could be a dinosaur, but I'm not so sure."

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