Beached Whale Found Dead with 100 Kg of Garbage in Stomach

Fishing nets, ropes and plastic cups were among the remains found in the stomach of an animal that ran aground on an island in Scotland.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A sperm whale that died after being stranded on Harris Island in Scotland contained 100 kg (220 pounds) of garbage in its stomach.

Fishing nets, ropes, bags and plastic cups were among the waste.

According to whale experts, it is unclear whether the waste contributed to the animal's death.

The whale's carcass was found by residents on Seilebost beach in Scotland last Thursday.

"It was extremely sad, especially when the fishing nets and waste came out of her stomach," said Dan Parry, who lives on the nearby beach of Luskentyre.

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