Saturday 24 February 2018

Mystery surrounds discovery of 'primate's arm' on Clare beach

The public have been asked for help to solve the mystery surrounding the discovery of an unusual set of animal remains on a beach in Clare.

The animal remains that washed up on the beach (Image via Clare FM)
The animal remains that washed up on the beach (Image via Clare FM)

Sean Nolan

The public have been asked for help to solve the mystery surrounding the discovery of an unusual set of animal remains on a beach in Clare.

Clare County Council Dog Warden Frankie Coote spoke to RTE's News At One about the remarkable discovery on a beach in Kilkee.

He told the show that after gardai ruled out the possibility of it being a human arm, he was called in to deal with it.

After some online research he believed it may be some form of primate's arm and he is appealing to the public to see if they know anything about it.

Mr Coote confirmed that the limb was "much the same size as his own arm.

Mr Coote said it could have come from anywhere and that other animal remains had washed up there before. But he had never encountered anything like this before.

"We'd like to know and get to the bottom of it and know what it is and where it came from for our own curiosity," he added.

A discussion on Clare FM this morning led to some experts suggesting it may in fact be a seal's tail.

However, for now, the mystery continues.

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