An eighteen metre-long dead whale which washed up on a beach in South Devon is being chopped up and removed.
It's thought the gruesome clear up operation will cost more than £10,000.
Experts say the carcass, which is partially decomposed, is a fin whale - the second largest animal in the world.
Councillor Humphrey Clemens, Teignbridge District Council:
The London Zoological Society has taken samples as part of a research project.
People who turned out to see the whale were kept back as the beach was cordoned off.