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There has only ever been one reported sighting of Trunko and that was at Margate, South Africa, on October 25, 1924 and everyone that saw it said that it was fighting with two orcas. The fight went on for about three hours.
It was eventually found washed up on the beach and even though the carcass was there for ten days, no scientist ever investigated it and no pictures were taken either so there is no evidence other than the many people that were there to prove that this fight ever happened.
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|cookiekiwi24||Maybe it is:||0||Aug 9 2012, 2:55 AM EDT by cookiekiwi24|
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Why didn't any scientist go to investigate? And there has to be at least one picture somewhere! If i saw something like that, the first thing i'd do is reach for my camera.
|Anonymous||This creature definitely existed! Whale carcass or new creature??||2||Jul 30 2012, 2:42 PM EDT by Anonymous|
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My grandfather who took the photos arrived after it had been washed up on the rocks.
What it was exactly remains a mystery...
Some scientists having seen the photos believe it to have been a globster (remains of a decomposing whale) and not the living creature described by the eye-witnesses.
I have lived in South Africa all my life and have been to Margate practically every year since birth but have never heard another account of Orca's being spotted from Margate's coast. Perhaps they are further out (although I also scuba-dive in the area), perhaps they prefer the cooler waters further South (off the Cape Coast), or perhaps over-fishing along the entire coast has forced them to seek food elsewhere. I have seen whales (blow whales) occasionally far out to sea from a high vantage point on the shore at specific times of the year.
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