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A walker was left horrified after stumbling across a mysterious creature on an Australian beach.
The “alien-like” creature with a “reptile” skull was found by Queensland man Alex Tan while on his morning stroll along Maroochydore Beach in western Australia.
“I’ve stumbled across something weird,” he said in a video uploaded to Instagram.
“This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens.”
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He then turned the camera around and showed the four-legged creature on the sand.
“How weird is that?” he remarked.
He said it’s different to anything he’s seen before, and quipped: “Extraterrestrials”.
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In the comments, some viewers guessed it may be a kangaroo or wallaby, while others figured it might be a possum.
One viewer joked: “I mean, considering everything else the world has been hit with in the last 3 years, does an alien apocalypse sound so daunting? Bring it on, I say.”
This isn’t the first time an unusual-looking creature has captured headlines.
Last May, a rare footballfish shocked locals at Newport Beach, California.
The deep sea creature, who has been described as “nightmarish”, had a large round jet black body and intimidating jaws.
Beach walk, anyone?
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