(ORDO NEWS) — During a storm on the Greek island of Crete, a strange beast was thrown ashore. Local residents have no idea what exactly this creature is.
The animal has absolutely no hair, it resembles a small hippopotamus with four legs. This creature was washed from the water literally a couple of days after a strong bad weather hit the coast near Heraklion and the sea began to rage violently.
Photos were posted on the Internet in which you can see a very strange animal. It is stretched out on the sand, and around it are a variety of storm debris. Users under the photos began to say that the creature simultaneously resembles several different animals, namely a dog, a pig, a seal, but at the same time it cannot be attributed to any of these species.
A heated discussion is also taking place on the island itself, which is the largest in Greece. Some local residents said that they were afraid of this strange animal, while others found it incredibly interesting and would like to know what it is and where it came from.
One of the experts suggested a very interesting option, as well as a way to solve this riddle. It should be noted that in this case, the species will need to be identified in the near future, and for this it will be necessary to conduct several genetic texts.
Petros Limperakis, who holds the position of curator of vertebrates in one of the museums on the island, suggested that the creature may well turn out to be a badger. He believes that the animal lost its hair after being in water for a long time. Also, it is the water that is the reason that the creature is very swollen and began to look really creepy.
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