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Photos: Whale remains wash up on Putsborough beach

10:11 04 February 2013

The whale remains found on Putsborough beach. Pic: Holidays in Croyde

The whale remains found on Putsborough beach. Pic: Holidays in Croyde

Archant

The badly decomposed whale carcass includes a backbone, part of a rib and tailbone.

The whale carcass. Pic: Teresa Kirk.The whale carcass. Pic: Teresa Kirk.

THE remains of a whale carcass were found on Putsborough beach over the weekend.

The badly decomposed carcass was discovered by a member of the public on Saturday.

It is believed the remains include a backbone, rib and tailbone and is currently still on the beach.

Members of the public took to social media to post photos of the whale remains, describing the carcass as ‘stinky’.

But it is not the first time a marine mammal’s carcass has washed up on a North Devon beach.

In August 2011, a 59ft fin whale washed up on Lynmouth beach and was removed by North Devon District Council.

A spokesman for the council confirmed she did not believe the carcass discovered this weekend would be removed by the local authority as it was on a private beach.

Have you spotted the whale remains? Email your photos to sarah.howells@archant.co.uk or tweet us @northdevon24

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