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Sperm whale spills 'blood and guts' on dual carriageway

Motorists shocked by 'unbelievable' stench of 50ft rotting carcass driven along A2

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Submitted by Visordown News on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:54

Sperm whale spills 'blood and guts' on dual carriageway

MOTORISTS where shocked to see a 50ft whale spilling 'blood and guts' onto a busy dual carriageway from the back of a lorry.

The sperm whale died after becoming stranded on the Kent coast near Seasalter over a week ago.

It's body remained there for five days before being loaded onto flatbed truck to be taken to a landfill site.

Motorists were horrified to see the massive carcass partially overhanging the back of the truck and dripping blood and rotting flesh onto the A2 near Cantebury.

Mark Stephens, 41, who photographed the whale, said: "There was a Land Rover in front and behind, flashing orange lights and this massive whale with its head and tail chopped off.

"There was blood and guts dropping off the back and everything.

"The smell was unbelievable. I've worked near an abattoir and that smelled bad, but this was something else.

"It was incredible really. You would have thought given the state it was in they would have transported it at night. I don't think I'll see anything like that again."

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