Seriously, what the ruin is this thing?
Whatever it is, it incidentally cleared up on a beach in Texas City, Texas as a outcome of Hurricane Harvey.
It has confused experts ever given Preeti Desai, who works for the National Audubon Society, asked ‘biology Twitter’ what the animal was when she posted photos online.
The pile is believed to have been some kind of eel – but with its teeth showing in one image, it has the coming of a low sea quadruped that should have no business being nearby the surface.
Ms Desai said: ‘We were on a beach in Texas City and saw this thing from distant so we got closer to figure out what it was.
‘It was so unexpected to see it there on the beach. On first peek it looked like something from the low sea to me.
‘My initial suspicion was it competence be a sea lamprey but when we got close we satisfied there was no way that was what it was, quite formed on the mouth.
‘We squished it around a bit, and even incited it over but couldn’t come up with any other ideas.’
Twitter shortly weighed in, with a few guesses being thrown around.
ITS A MYSTERY ALIEN MONSTER SCIENTISTS ARE BAFFLED HIDE YOUR KIDS HIDE YOUR WIFE AHHHHHHHH
— Dr. David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) September 7, 2017
In the second photo, it looks like something from a horror movie.
— John B. (@dendroica) Sep 7, 2017
Most importantly, though…
would not eat
— David Steen, Ph.D. (@AlongsideWild) Sep 7, 2017
Ms Desai added: ‘So we put the photos out there and the guesses started coming in. One of the first few guesses suggested some arrange of eel.
‘I mentally smacked my forehead, since once that was suggested we could positively see the eel shape.
‘But when we consider of an eel, we consider of it in the ocean, hiding among coral or rocks, so we hadn’t done the tie while I’d been on the beach.’
Dr Kenneth Tighe of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History believes it could be a fangtooth snake-eel, a class local to the Gulf of Mexico which lurks in the low and feasts on bony fish and crustaceans.