A group of builders was left stunned after they came across a big crocodile buried beneath the classroom of the primary school they were renovating.
The unexpected remains were buried underneath the floor of a primary school in Rhondda, Wales, where stunned builders came across the decomposing carcass while working on renovations.
While it is unclear how the crocodile found itself beneath the wooden floorboards, the finding proves years-long stories that claim the beast was once present at the school.
According to Dr. Neil Pike, the headmaster of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bodringalt, the rumors of a crocodile at the school have been around for decades. However, they were constantly dismissed as an ‘old myth’ before anyone got the chance to investigate them.
“I’d heard a story that parents and school staff had buried a crocodile under the school some time between the two world wars,” the headmaster explained.
“I thought it was an old myth and I didn’t take much notice until Thursday morning when I went to check the building work at the school.
“Laid on the floor of the hall was the crocodile. It is said to have been exhibited for some time before burial. Perhaps we will know all the history now.”
According to the urban legend, the crocodile was brought in the school by a soldier following the events of World War I. There, it was allegedly displayed for some time before it was buried.
“When I went there in 1961, he asked me where the crocodile was,” Marian Roberts, a former headteacher of the school, said, referring to her father who had been talking about the legend since she was just a child.
“When I was the headteacher then, people who were coming to the school asked if he was still there – he obviously had an impact on people.”
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