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Jun 23, 2013 8:49 PM

Crocodiles on the beach????

Hi - My daughter and I were walking on our local beach in Prestatyn tonight after some very rough weather and we found this small skull in amongst the broken shells.

The skull was (we left it on the beach) approximately 14cm in length and about 7cm at its widest part.

There were some vertebrae still attatched which as you can see from the pictures attatch to the skull very high up. This, coupled with the eye socket position and the two nostril holes on the top of the skull, and the skulls overall low profile have me thinking it might be from some sort of crocodilian or lizard.

Thing is this, if I am right then it would surely be a fossil - the skull was still pliable, and the fact there were vertebrae still attached suggests it isnt that old!?!?!?

 

Help please! - The more I think about it, the more I wish I had brought it home with me!

 

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