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Mysterious Fanged Sea Creature Washes Up On Shore After Hurricane Harvey

Mysterious Fanged Sea Creature Washes Up On Shore After Hurricane Harvey Mysterious Fanged Sea Creature Washes Up On Shore After Hurricane Harvey
Sherri Watson | 15 September, 2017, 07:17

Though the exact size was unclear, Desai told a Twitter user asking about scale that there was a drinking straw pictured next to its tail.

The creature's species still has not been confirmed although many experts believe it is a fangtooth snake-eel.

Like a mix between a shark and an earthworm ripped from someone's nightmares, the mystery sea creature that washed ashore in Texas during Hurricane Harvey appears to have been identified.

He said it might likewise be a garden or conger eel, since "each of the three of these species happen off Texas and have substantial tooth like teeth".

Preeti Desai of the National Audubon Society first discovered the animal and posted the photo on Twitter to see if anyone knew what it was. The storm brought strong winds and flooding to Texas causing major desolation and material damage to the city of Houston.

They're usually found in waters of more than 100 to nearly 300 feet deep and in the western Atlantic ocean. "I figured it could be something from the remote ocean that may have washed on to shore".

"Luckily, all of my family, my friends, everyone is doing really well", she added.

"This is the kind of thing that's flawless for Twitter - there are so many scientists and researchers on the platform and they're very willing to jump in and figure out things like this", Desai explained in an interview. "There's such a great community of these folks that are very helpful, especially when it comes to answering questions about the world or identifying animals and plants".

She said she cleared out the eel on the shoreline "to give nature a chance to follow all the way through".

Petar Mitrovic is a student from Serbia. He loves to play sports and listen to music.