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SEASIDE MYSTERY: The body of the strange marine creature washed up on Parton shore – the old beer can gives you an idea of its sizePicture: John Story
SEASIDE MYSTERY: The body of the strange marine creature washed up on Parton shore – the old beer can gives you an idea of its sizePicture: John Story

MYSTERY ‘MINI-MONSTER’ WASHED UP

By David Siddall

PARTON residents are baffled by what has been described as a “mini Loch Ness Monster” washed up on their beach.

Joan Singleton, from Firth View was strolling on the foreshore near to where Lowca Beck flows out to sea when she came upon the “monster”.

She alerted friends, saying she had never seen anything like it.

Jack Southam, skipper of the Whitehaven sea angling charterboat Riptide, said on seeing a photograph of it: “I have never seen anything like this in all my years at sea.”

Another Parton resident told The Whitehaven News: “It seems to have a seal’s body, the tail of a whale, fins on top and sides, but also claws and really sharp teeth.”

Do you have any clues what this peculiar beastie might be? Call our newsdesk on (01946) 595136.


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