The bones of an unknown species washed ashore on a Queensland beach this week, causing the internet to speculate on what it may be.
This strange-looking body was found on a beach in Queensland (Pictures: Instagram / Alex Tan)
Dubbed as an ‘extraterrestrial’ by the person that found it, the body has a reptilian-like skull, claws and flabby limbs that look like they belong to a mammal.
The body was discovered on the shore of Maroochydore beach in Queensland by local Alex Tan during his morning walk.
He recorded a video of the beast and uploaded it to social media, where comments began to pour in over what it could be.
‘I’ve stumbled across something weird,’ Alex, a pastor, said to the camera in his Instagram post.
What is it? (Provider: Alex Tan/Instagram)
‘This is like one of those things you see when people claim they’ve found aliens.’
‘It looks like a de-haired possum, but different to anything I’ve seen,’ Alex continued before labelling it ‘extraterrestrial’.
Despite the strange appearance, it’s unlikely this is the corpse of a creature that came from the stars. Instead, it could be the remains of one of Australia’s native creatures.
Some have suggested it could have been a joey – a baby kangeroo – or a wallaby because of its small size.
The small size has led some to believe it’s a dead joey or a wallaby (Provider: Alex Tan/Instagram)
This isn’t the first time an Australian beach has received alien-like visitors. In 2018, thousands of translucent creatures washed up on a beach in New South Wales.