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A sea monster washed up onto a Welsh beach and nobody has a clue what it is

First appearing in AD 829, the red dragon has long been a storied symbol for the proud people of Wales.

But could this flying beast have evolved to survive underwater? And, more crucially, has one just been found?

That'll be the question on everyone's lips in South Wales right now, after Melanie and Ken Rees stumbled upon the charred remains of this 11ft-long creature while out walking their dog on Port Talbot’s Morfa Beach – with nobody quite sure of its origins.

Found surrounded by washed-up jellyfish and small sea creatures, the closest experts have been to identifying the species is by hazarding a guess it might be a long-finned pilot whale, a member of the dolphin family, capable of growing up to 20ft and occasionally spotted off the coast of the British Isles. But it's a big might, and truthfully, they're clutching at straws here.

Seriously look at it logically, the carcass is a) a long-finned pilot whale that nobody, only your 'mate Dave' has seen in Britian (in real life) or b) it's a god damn dragon. A creature that we generally know for a fact once lived in Britain (it's on the welsh flag for crying out loud), where it flew majestically across unpronounceable valleys living off a steady diet of lost rugby balls and leeks, bellowing mating calls that put the baritone growl of Sir Tom Jones to shame, before evolving into an underwater dragon.

It's evolution bozos, read a book.

Somewhat hilariously though some people are claiming it's not a dragon but that it's prehistoric. "People on Facebook have been hilarious,” Melanie told the BBC. “One has even said it could be a dinosaur, but I'm not so sure.” Neither are we Melanie, it's clearly a dragon, one that was perhaps killed by the Thames Beast on its holidays...