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Weird viral image shows mystery 'monster toes'

By T.K. Randall
June 19, 2020 · Comment icon 14 comments

Who or what do these toes belong to ? Image Credit: Twitter / Susanta Nanda
A very strange photograph showing what looks like a grey-colored foot has recently gone viral online.
The picture, which has since been picked up by several news sites, was originally posted up on Twitter on June 14th by Indian forestry worker Susanta Nanda with the caption "Can you identify this animal?"

The image appears to show a set of five discolored toes, complete with nails, sticking out from underneath what looks like a log or plank of wood.

The post left social media users scratching their heads as they tried to determine what type of creature could possibly have toes that looked like that, or whether they even belonged to a creature at all.
One popular suggestion was that it was some sort of gorilla or chimpanzee.

As it turns out however, the 'toes' are in fact a type of fungus known as Xylaria polymorpha - more commonly referred to as "Dead Man's Fingers" due to its unique appearance.

The fungus can typically be found on decaying wood or tree stumps.



Source: NDTV | Comments (14)




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Comment icon #5 Posted by AbovenBelow 4 years ago
That is some serious Athletes Foot problem.
Comment icon #6 Posted by MissJatti 4 years ago
Gollum?
Comment icon #7 Posted by DieChecker 4 years ago
I looked at the "toes" and immediately thought "fungus". The "nail" on the toes are all wrong for an animal.
Comment icon #8 Posted by jowasmus 4 years ago
Yeah, I kinda felt bad for Bigfoot when I 1st saw this, but I just thought my foot issues were bad. LOL
Comment icon #9 Posted by jowasmus 4 years ago
Honestly...me too.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Myles 4 years ago
I assume that no one really believes this is real.   
Comment icon #11 Posted by psyche101 4 years ago
I thought it might be bulrush flowers.  
Comment icon #12 Posted by Jon the frog 4 years ago
so creepy
Comment icon #13 Posted by moonman 4 years ago
Knew it was fungus on first glace.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Wonky Bugger 4 years ago
Rancid Pigs in a blanket..


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