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Unidentifed 'Alien' Creature Discovered On Australian Beach

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Unidentifed 'Alien' Creature Discovered On Australian Beach

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A man's stroll along the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, was interrupted earlier this week when he discovered the washed up remains of an 'alien-like' creature.

Alex Tan was on Maroochydore Beach, about 63 miles north of Brisbane at the time, claiming he found the animal just after floods had hit the region.

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“I’ve stumbled across something weird,” he said in a video posted to Instagram. “This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens."

You can see the mysterious creature for yourself below:

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Still yet to be officially identified, the creature has many features similar to that of a reptile, with four limbs and a tail.

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Tan's post soon went viral after he shared images of his discovery, with a number of users suggesting which animal it could be.

As The Independent reports, many replies to the original post speculated that it might have been a baby kangaroo or a wallaby.

Alex Tan found a mysterious creature on the beach. Credit: Alex Tan via Storyful
Alex Tan found a mysterious creature on the beach. Credit: Alex Tan via Storyful

Initially, Tan thought he had found a dead possum.

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He offered anyone with a better explanation a chicken parmigiana at the pub.

“I want to put the deal out there – if it’s not a possum I will shout that person a chicken parmy,” he said.

While the creature in this instance was found by the ocean, the recent floods in the area might be a clue as to how it ended up on the beach - especially if it is a land-based animal as many suspect.

Tan later told news.com.au: “It was just after we had all that stuff washed up on beaches from the floods.

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"Its hands were really weird. I’m just calling it an alien.

People speculated the creature could be a possum or baby kangaroo. Credit: Alex Tan via Storyful
People speculated the creature could be a possum or baby kangaroo. Credit: Alex Tan via Storyful

"I’m excited to hear what it would be."

Another alien-like creature was found washed up on a San Diego beach last year, although it looked drastically different to Tan's discovery.

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Jet black, with a gaping under-bite, spiky teeth and a bulb protruding from its head, it was later identified as a Pacific Football Fish - which had unfortunately drifted outside of its deep-sea habitat.

Featured Image Credit: Alex Tan via Storyful/Alamy

Topics: Technology, Aliens, Australia

Tom Fenton
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