According to reports, a mysterious creature washed up on a Philippines beach recently, leaving beachgoers in shock.
SunUK reports that the unknown creature washed up at a beach in Maasin City on the Island of Leyte.
Julius Alpino, a staff of the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said the carcass couldn't exactly be identified as it was already decomposing. He said it could have been a whale.
Nujnuj Capistrano who photographed the creature, revealed how he spotted it while walking past the beach.
The city reportedly decided to dump the creature back into the sea, stating that it was too big to be buried and the rotten smell was a health hazard.
“I was just passing by the beach and took some photos but I don’t know about the details. I was surprised because it’s too big and it’s the first time I saw that kind of creature. I don’t know what they did with it but one thing is for sure, the creature was already dead when I saw it. The smell was too bad. I can’t describe it, but it was a bad smell.”
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