- Feb 8, 2014
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I believe that in your photo of 'The Beast,' it shows that the legs are squashed and twisted, so I would imagine that it is the real thing. As if it were made of the rubber variety, the legs would not be so easily flattened but would stick out as they were originally formed and moulded? I would imagine that rubber would take a considerable amount of time before it would get as distorted as in the photo, unless it was subjected to heat.I’m still not convinced it’s an animal yet. It’s could be a rubber toy insect. I really don’t know. I’ll see what the NHM say.
Yep. I think it's a real creature that got caught in the rain and drowned.
Yes I can see what appears to be a red ant. I’m going to send the photo to what’sthatbug as well, as suggested by Mercury Crest.In fact - if I'm making this out to be correct... isn't this a red Ant which appears to also have been squashed at the same time?
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I'm thinking it might be one of these fellows -
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And a Red Ant wouldn't be at all interested in attacking a bit of old rubber!