Unusual Sea Creature Found Lifeless on UK Beach Sparks Curiosity on Reddit, Drawing Comparisons to ‘Devil’ and ‘Baby Nessie’
A peculiar sea creature, playfully dubbed ‘Baby Nessie,’ washed ashore on a UK beach, leaving many intrigued.
The individual who stumbled upon the creature’s remains shared images on the r/CasualUK Reddit forum, writing, ‘Discovered this on the beach the other day, anyone know what it is?’
Images of this enigmatic creature have puzzled Reddit users (Image: Reddit)
The creature presents a flat, rounded head, four varying-sized legs or fins, and a lengthy tail. Its body exhibits a dark grey hue, accented with white markings on its head and tail.
Reddit users, perplexed by the discovery, flocked to the comments section to speculate about its identity. One likened it to a ‘sleep paralysis demon,’ while another cheekily suggested ‘Baby Loch Ness Monster,’ although the images are far too clear for it to be Nessie.
Some proposed it might be a ‘liopleurodon,’ a carnivorous marine reptile that went extinct during the Late Jurassic Period (Image: Reddit)
In a similar yet less legendary vein, some hypothesized it could be a ‘dinosaur.’ Others ventured a more precise guess, predicting a ‘liopleurodon,’ a carnivorous marine lizard that vanished during the Late Jurassic Period.
While certain white markings roughly resemble what scientists believe a liopleurodon might have looked like, there were individuals with more grounded interpretations.
One Reddit user explained, ‘It’s a ray without any wings. Male, judging by the claspers. Probably discarded at sea, and the carcass was thrown overboard.’
Agreeing with this assessment, another user chimed in, ‘It looks like a ray but without fins.’
Several others, who claimed expertise in sea fishing, unanimously agreed that the creature resembled some form of ray, with its wings possibly removed by fishermen or devoured by a predator.