Parisians wake to find ‘whale’ washed up on banks of the Seine (PHOTOS)

Parisians wake to find ‘whale’ washed up on banks of the Seine (PHOTOS)
An astounding sight greeted the people of Paris Friday morning when what appeared to be a 20 meter whale could be seen on the banks of the Seine.

Turned out, the ‘whale’ was a creation of a group of environmental activists, aimed to raise awareness in the society.

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It’s an artistic way of making people aware of the environment,” Bert Van Peel, founder of Captain Boomer, a group aiming to raise awareness of beached whales and dolphins, told Le Figaro.

People were not put off taking selfies with the ‘carcass’ though.

A fake whale has once already caused a stir in Belgium when it was being transported on the back of a truck. Drivers who were unaware it was a stage prop for a production of Moby Dick, described witnessing the bizarre sight as “a little creepy.”

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