It's amazing what you can find on the beach.
I stopped by Curium beach yesterday in Limassol. One of the many local pebble beaches here in Cyprus where I collect pebbles for my beach stone jewellery. It was sizzling hot and it being the Summer hol's, my little people were with me.
We were on a mission to find some medium sized pebbles for a specific craft project (Monster fridge magnets - more on this in my next post) and this beach has the perfect sized stones.
The kid's soon got hot and went back to the air-con in the car whilst I finished up collecting. Right at the sea's edge I spotted something odd....
|Rare two headed Bird Skeleton found on Curium beach|
I focused and saw what looked like a bird's skeleton, amazingly preserved and calcified by the sea salt. Wow! I thought, the kid's will love this. I took a closer look and was astounded by what I saw. So much so that I took a step back. The skeleton of the bird had two tiny preserved heads and just a single clawed foot! I was a bit creeped out by it to be honest. I wanted to pick it up, but I didn't want to touch it. I needed to examine it, but the kid's needed their lunch too. I decided to take it home for a closer look.
|I clearly watched too much Sinbad as a 70's child.|
I looked around and spotted a driftwood stick. With the very minimal amount of touching (I think I was half expecting it's skeleton to come to life and peck me, like a scene from the old 1958 Sinbad movie)) I managed to scoop it up and pop it in a plastic bag.
"You won't believe what I've found!" I excitedly told the kid's.
On the 10 minute drive home I am wondering how rare this finding is. A fossilized bird skeleton of some kind of mutant bird! I wonder if it has anything to do with the Japanese reactor that exploded at Fukushima? Or maybe it's some sort of dinosaur that has somehow been dislodged from it's myriad years in a watery grave to be washed up at MY feet!
I'm marvelling at the luck of my find, I'm planning on googleing the Natural History Museum in London. I'm mentally listing it on ebay.
I have already spent the thousands of pounds the sale will bring in from some wealthy American Curio collector on an upcoming Disney holiday. Or even payed off the mortgage!
Who knows just HOW rare this thing is??
When, an unwanted thought creeps in;
the one thing I hadn't yet even contemplated, but in a flash the realisation blinded me like the Cypriot Summer sun....
It's plastic isn't it.