Adog walker has claimed he discovered a 65 million-year-old skeleton on a Somerset beach after his sharp-nosed dogs sniffed it out.
Jon Gopsill, 85, was on the coast near Stolford, Somerset, with his two pets when he stumbled across the five-and-a- half foot long fossil, which had been exposed by recent storms.
It is thought that the prehistoric fossil is from the Jurassic period and was a porpoise-like sea mammal known as the ichthyosaur.
Amateur archaeologist Mr Gopsill has reported his findings Somerset Heritage and the Natural History Museum.
Jon said: “I often go to the beach walking with my dogs and when the tide goes out we go out to the rocks because they like playing there. “
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