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Weird marine ‘dinosaur’ with hard armor found washed up on the beach.(QP)

Allen Sklar, a frequent visitor to Assateague Island in Virginia, made a peculiar discovery while driving across the island. He noticed an unusual creature lying motionless on the sand and immediately stopped to get a closer look.

A buck-toothed 3ft sea beast that looks not too far off a legless crocodile has been found beached in Virginia, US, by a man who has developed a habit of spotting them As Allen Sklar drove across Assateague Island, in Virginia, US, he spotted a beast lying motionless on the sand and immediately pulled up to take a closer look.

It soon became apparent that this was no ordinary fish out of water but a bizarre-looking armoured beast that dates back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Fortunately for Allen, it wasn’t the first time he’s come across such a freakish creature so managed to calmly take a snap of what he recognised as an Atlantic sturgeon. Allen said he found the fish on the beach at Assateague Island, a 37-mile-long strip of land, and he quickly snapped a few pictures of the creature.

Allen told Newsweek: “I drive the 12 miles of beach about 100 days a year and so see a lot of stuff others don’t.

 

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