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Mysterious sea creature 'resembling Loch Ness Monster' washes up on Georgia beach

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Mar 20, 2018, 1:22 pm IST
Updated : Mar 20, 2018, 1:22 pm IST

Image and video was taken by Jeff Warren while out boating with his son around the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge on Friday.

With its long neck and small head, the animal has also drawn comparisons to the prehistoric Plesiosaur, an extinct species of large marine reptile. (Youtube Screengrab)
 With its long neck and small head, the animal has also drawn comparisons to the prehistoric Plesiosaur, an extinct species of large marine reptile. (Youtube Screengrab)

The carcass of a dead sea creature which recently washed up on a Georgia beach has taken the internet by storm with its uncanny resemblance to the legendary Loch Ness monster.

The image and a video was taken by Jeff Warren while out boating with his son around the Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge on Friday.

Speaking to News 4 Jax, Warren said that at first he thought that the carcass was a dead seal when he saw a heron pecking at it. However, on closer inspection, he was shocked to see its resemblance to the legendary monster.

With its long neck and small head, the animal has also drawn comparisons to the prehistoric Plesiosaur, an extinct species of large marine reptile.

However, Dan Ashe, the director of the US Fish and Wildlife Services, was more reserved in his conjecture when he told the outlet that sometimes basking sharks can begin to resemble Plesiosaurs as their bodies decompose.

When the photos of the creature started going viral, social media users also pointed out that it looked like the mythical Altamaha-ha - a river monster who lurks in the Altamaha River, just west of Wolf Island. Skeptics pushed the theory that the corpse may be a fake, placed ahead of next week's April Fool's Day.

More practical social media users said it also resembles a frilled shark.

The story was first published in DailyMail.

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