UK beachgoers were left baffled when they found a mystery monster washed up on the sand.
The large creature’s carcass was stumbled upon by a couple walking their dog in South Wales but no one has been able to identify what it once was.
Melanie Rees, 41, said she and husband Mike, 47, were used to seeing jellyfish and other small creatures washed up on the sands at Morfa Beach, Port Talbot, but never anything this big.
“I couldn’t believe how big it was. At first I thought it was a piece of driftwood or a big log as it was so far off the beach,” the mother of two said.
“But when we got closer, I could see thousands of flies and I knew it had been an animal.
“I think it could be a whale, but I’m not sure. I don’t think a whale would wash up that far.”
Melanie said despite uploading photos of the beast onto social media no one has been able to help identify her find.
She added: “People on Facebook have been hilarious. One has even said it could be a dinosaur, but I’m not so sure.”