The Blobster of the Isle of Benbeculla

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: The Blobster of the Isle of Benbeculla
    Whilst on the Isle of Lewis I remember coming across a creature buried in sand at the back of a cave at the southern end of Tolstadh Beach.  It stank awful and most of it was covered over, though you could see one of it’s eyes.  I am not a zoologist but I am convinced it was some kind of whale and nothing strange.  There was a time when seven whales got washed ashore on a Lewis beach whilst my brother was visiting the island.  There had to injected by the vet to put them down.  I heard that ta radio announcement was made, warning the locals not to eat the meat they had butchered off the animals as the poison used was enough to kill and whale and would surely have th esame affect on a person.  So, big animals do come ashore on the islands and the likes of dolphins, whales and basking sharks can be found in the waters up there.

  2. Mauro says:

    Re: The Blobster of the Isle of Benbeculla
    The “furry skin” and the size alone seem to point toward the number one suspect of unidentified carcasses, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus).
    They breed in the North Sea and have been responsible for a number of similar cases, most notable the Stromsey Beast, exposed a very large basking shark by none less an authority than Richard Owen.

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