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Mystery as headless penguins wash up on beaches in Australia

April 29, 2022 | Comment icon 7 comments



Who or what is responsible ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Benoit Gineste
Scientists have been left scratching their heads by this perplexing and disturbing phenomenon.
According to reports, dozens of beheaded penguins have been washing up along the beaches of Australia with more than 20 appearing on beaches in the Fleurieu Peninsula in April alone.

A few theories have been put forward to explain the phenomenon, however it is generally believed that humans are not responsible because the deaths appear to be happening far out at sea.

Stephen Hedges, a volunteer at Flinders University, has been collecting the bodies of the birds in an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery.
"We normally have one or two per month washing up on the beaches but already this month I have collected between 15 and 20, and sometimes three in one day," he said.

"There is evidence in some of the photographs I have taken of a fairly clean chop. But looking at an animal and thinking 'that is a very clean chop' is not the same as scientists determining a cause."

As things stand, exactly who or what is doing this to the penguins continues to remain a total mystery.

Source: Unilad.co.uk | Comments (7)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 19 days ago
Maybe China has a new fad Penguin Head Soup. I can't see any other predator that would just take the head.
Comment icon #2 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 19 days ago
First cow mutilations, now penguins. Aliens, show yourselves already you heartless b*******!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 18 days ago
Good eye, my man. I like it   Fishermen out at sea
Comment icon #4 Posted by Autochthon1990 18 days ago
DAMN YOU PENGUIN ROBSPIERRE!!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado 18 days ago
"Hedges said that the as well as finding the bodies, the heads are also washing ashore."
Comment icon #6 Posted by Hyperionxvii 18 days ago
Do they taste good? If so, I think I have a theory...
Comment icon #7 Posted by qxcontinuum 17 days ago
It's always the chinese ...  Seriously I am thinking to some sort of propellers or moving parts choping their heads sadly. Humanity and civilization has to start fading as sooner is possible. 


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