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Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found in UK reservoir


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"I rang up the county council and I said I think I've found a dinosaur," explained Joe Davis, who works at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

During landscaping work at the reserve's reservoir in February 2021, he'd spotted something odd poking out of the mud.

It wasn't a dinosaur. But it was the fossilised remains of a ten-metre long sea predator called an ichthyosaur.

And it was the largest of its type ever discovered in the UK.


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From the article:

"The council said to Mr Davis: "We don't have a dinosaur department at Rutland County Council so we're going to have to get someone to call you back." "


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It was planted there by Rutland County Council as a publicity stunt, because nobody's heard of the place. :yes:

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