Dead horse washed up on to beach may have come from a boat

  • The horse's condition suggested that it had been in the sea for some time

Local police officers along with Almuñécar's beach cleaning and maintenance company, Urbaser, were called to identify and remove a dead horse which had been washed up onto the town's Cabalajío beach during last week's bad weather.

The animal did not have a chip and how it ended up on the beach is unclear. However, Urbaser's Miguel Cabrera said that “given the condition it was in, the horse had been in the sea for some time” and that it “may have been dumped into the sea from a boat.

He added that his company had removed turtles, dolphins, wild boar and even a mountain goat but never a horse until now.