Skip to comments.Mystery prehistoric sea creature which looks like a crocodile and dolphin washes up on lake
Posted on 02/16/2016 7:53:04 AM PST by Red Badger
Speculation: The mystery sea creature with razor sharp teeth has been confusing people =============================================================================================================
The image has divided social media with some claiming it is a large hairtail, a long, slender fish found in tropical seas, while others suggest it has been photoshopped
With the body of a legless crocodile and the head of a dolphin, this strange sea creature looks more like something out of medieval myth than a real animal.
It was photographed after washing ashore on the banks of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales in Australia.
Ethan Tipper snapped an image of the creature before posting it online to see if anyone could identify it.
The creature has a long, slender body with scales and a tail like a crocodile with no legs, a head shaped like a dolphin's and a mouth full of razor sharp teeth.
The image has divided social media with some claiming it is a large hairtail, a long, slender fish found in tropical seas, while others suggest it has been photoshopped.
But Australian Museum fish collector Mark McGrouther told Daily Mail Australia he suspects it is a pike eel, native to deep waters on the east coast of Australia.
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He said: "This is the first time I have ever seen one of them in the flesh.
I suspect it was caught and discarded by fisherman who got more than they bargained for when they tried to reel it in."
(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.co.uk ...
Looks like a crocagator - the fiercest animal in the jungle!
A crockaphin? Or a Dolphagator? It’s Aussie-land - it’s expected, normal.
They focused way in close to make the fish look bigger against the boats in the background.
Looks like a couple of crocs got together and had their way with a dolphin.
Oh I see a Si-Fi made for TV movie!
Crocagator vs The Sumatran Vampire Rat!
It looks like it’s a dead.
It’s Trump!! /s
Looks like what attacked Jacqueline Bissett in “The Deep”
A dead what?.......................
Care to explain why?
No, I guess not. Hee hee!
Sounds like one of the creature’s in Rick Wakeman’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”
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