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Weird 'alien-like' creature washes up on Australian beach

By T.K. Randall
April 2, 2022 · Comment icon 30 comments

Could this be a possum, or is it something else ? Image Credit: Alex Tan / Instagram
Pastor Alex Tan recently captured footage of a very strange creature that he discovered on a beach in Queensland.
Describing the find as "alien-like", Tan explained that he had discovered "something weird" before panning the camera down to provide a closer look at the remains splayed out across the sand.

"I was just really interested to what the heck was this?" he said.

The discovery was made on Queensland's Maroochydore Beach back on March 21st.
According to social media video service agency Storyful, he had described the creature as having "humanlike hands", a "long lizard tail", a "nose like a possum" and "patches of black fur."

The video quickly gained a great deal of attention online and left social media users speculating over exactly what type of creature it could be.

According to University of Queensland Associate Professor Stephen Johnston, however, the most likely explanation is that it is simply a swollen, waterlogged brushtail possum.

You can check out the clip and decide for yourself below.

Source: CBS News | Comments (30)

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Comment icon #21 Posted by Timothy 2 years ago
Australia doesn’t have sea otters, I’m not sure if there are even any in zoos here. Long swim! It would be quite tired… Australia Zoo has Asian small-clawed otters.
Comment icon #22 Posted by openozy 2 years ago
I thought roo straight away, the back legs look too short but hard to tell in it's bloated state. I'm going to say brush tailed possum as the guy said.
Comment icon #23 Posted by psyche101 2 years ago
Just blowflies. Shows he's got the zoom on   
Comment icon #24 Posted by psyche101 2 years ago
You got me worried now  They are flying.  Flying fricken crabs. Great.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Golden Duck 2 years ago
I never new any possum got to be that red brown colour. The greys must be stupid.  They keep getting caught in "cat" traps.
Comment icon #26 Posted by psyche101 2 years ago
I thought that, but wondered if they had been munched on. There's some big paw tracks in the sand around the carcass. Yeah, probably a possum. NW pointed out how big the blowies are, he's got that cam on zoom. Not as big as it first appears.
Comment icon #27 Posted by openozy 2 years ago
I think it's fur had come off, leaving the discolored skin. The greys are the dumbest aliens I've heard, lol.
Comment icon #28 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
When you have time look at the different skulks i was thinking wallaby or possum, but i dont believe alien.
Comment icon #29 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
Yeah,  thats the one i mentioned a few pists back, most folks do not know what creatures look like bald, hair mass falls off pretry quickly in water, in the case of the Montauk monster i read a write uo which i believe, some frat boys took credit, the were drunk partying found a dead raccoon and gave it a viking funeral at sea on a burning raft when is where the strap on it arm came from and it was burned a little,
Comment icon #30 Posted by openozy 2 years ago
You have to remember Skippy could fly a helicopter, lol.

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