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Ichthyosaur: Huge fossilised ‘sea dragon’ found in Rutland reservoir

“I rang up the county council and I said I think I’ve found a dinosaur,” explained Joe Davis, who works at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

During landscaping work at the reserve’s reservoir in February 2021, he had spotted something odd poking out of the mud.

It wasn’t a dinosaur. But it was the fossilised remains of a 10m-long sea predator called an ichthyosaur.