Passers-by in Australia have discovered a mysterious creature buried on the beach.
The enormous brown animal with stripes on its side has baffled visitors to Leighton Beach in Fremantle, southwest Perth.
A beach-goer shared a picture online of the semi-exposed animal in the sand, asking whether it was a dead body.
Others have questioned whether it could be a cuttlefish, a giant squid or even a shark.
One even joked that it might be an alien.
The man wrote: “Found this weird stuff on Leighton Beach, looks like a dead body. Does anyone know what it is?”
One commentator said it could be a cuttlefish – a type of mollusc with a bizarre, octopus-like face.
Another guessed the creature was a giant squid.
One joked: “I think it is radioactive, you should try to pour water to see if it turns purple.
“Then that means it is still alive and you two are about to swap bodies.”
A resident guessed it could be a shovel-nosed shark, which are usually flat and brown in shape and colour.
Some guessed that it wasn’t even a living creature, and was instead a tribal mask or part of a tree.
The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said the animal “could possibly be a guitarfish (elongated ray),” but admitted it couldn’t be certain.
It isn’t the first time a bizarre object has washed up on a beach.
Last year, residents in South Carolina reported that a round UFO-like object was discovered on a beach before it was whisked away by authorities.
While in April 2018, an “alien” skeleton washed up on a British beach stunning locals and triggering conspiracy theories.
The eerie remains were found in Lancashire by a dog walker.