WTF is this? It looks like an alligator. But it also looks like an eel. So let’s call it an ‘eel-a-gator’ for lack of a better description.
This strange creature allegedly just washed up on an Australian beach.
Yahoo News reports:
The creature looks like the result of a botched science experiment, melding a crocodile’s body with the nose of a dolphin and the skin of an eel or a fish.
It was discovered by Robert Tyndall, according to the Newcastle Herald, who found the dead creature on the beach, along with “confused and slightly unnerved” locals.
The creature is a pike eel, according to marine biologist Julian Pepperell, measuring 1.4 metres (4.5 feet). Not too shy of its maximum length of 1.8 metres (5.9 feet.)
Pepperell told the newspaper that the eel appears to be quite old. The sea creature is famous for giving night fishermen a fright when it’s accidentally caught. It also has a nasty bite that’s “geared towards inflicting slashing wounds,” as well as “strong muscle.”
Just another creature you don’t want to mess with in Australia.
I know one thing. I’m not going swimming there!