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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CRYPTOLINK: Massive ‘crocodile’ (or maybe a monster) spotted off the British coast

Massive 'crocodile' (or maybe a monster) spotted off the British coastA word about cryptolinks: we are not responsible for the content of cryptolinks, which are merely links to outside articles that we think are interesting (sometimes for the wrong reasons), usually posted up without any comment whatsoever from me. 

Has the Loch Ness monster escaped Scotland? Has a swan evolved in a scaly reptilian beast? Or did a man just photograph a piece of wood bobbing about in the waves?

A large unrecognisable object was spotted off the coast of Britain – so naturally people have started thinking a crocodile or some sort of monster is lurking in our waters.

Photographer Allan Jones took some pictures of the creature wallowing in the waters off Plymouth Sound in Devon.

He said the ’20 foot long’ animal was swimming against the current about half a mile offshore, and when he showed the images to a university technician he was told it was probably a crocodile.

Allan said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it – the first thing that struck me was that it looked just like a huge crocodile.

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