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We found what we think is a claw on Abersoch beach. What creature do you think it comes from? Thanks! Sam & Osc
It looks like the upper pincer of an Edible Crab, Cancer pagurus
Thanks, that would make sense. I was hoping it was from a big cat!
Hi Oscarben, yes I agree with rhossilian. It is difficult to say how old this is, but you can see the mineralogy has changed from the original, so you can think of it as a subfossil.
I wouldn't have thought it that much altered, as they do lose colour & even flake if kept (eg on a windowsill), & this still has eg it's 'black' coloration.