Headless horse horrifies beachgoers after its left to rot on sand for four days

Two horses – one without a head – washed up on a UK beach, and authorities have been criticised for taking four days to clear the scene.

A member of the public came across the headless horse early last Saturday morning (Saturday, July 15) on the sand near the North Dock area of Llanelli, Wales.

The police were called and a small section of the beach around the animal was cordoned off, reports WalesOnline.

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But the torso remained washed up and unmoved for four days in full view of beachgoers and customers at a nearby cafe and restaurant.

A member of the public who saw the horse said it was “disgusting” that the animal was left for such a long time without being removed.

While police said it was not a matter for them, Carmarthenshire Council confirmed that two dead horses had been found along the same stretch of coastline.

It’s not clear how the horses died or how one of them came to be washed up on the beach without its head, but the council did confirm that both were removed on Wednesday morning.

Councillor Gareth John said: “The council has arranged for the removal of two deceased horses that were found along the Carmarthenshire coastline.”

Elsewhere in the UK, A 30-foot whale washed up on a popular Kent beach this week, with authorities warning people to stay away from the dead animal.

Residents in and around St Mary’s Bay, Romney Marsh, Kent, were warned not to approach the remains, partly because of a portion of quicksand between it and the shoreline.

Investigations are now under way as to how best to move the giant carcass after it was spotted by passers-by floating in the water.

Witness Paul Crawford told KentOnline: "I felt humbled to see it. But I also felt a bit of sadness."

He added: “They’re such beautiful and amazing animals."

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