This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 14 °C Monday 20 May, 2019
Advertisement

Here's the 14-foot 'sea serpent' that washed up in California

No biggie.

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

THIS 14-FOOT monstrosity washed up on a California beach over the weekend, prompting (we imagine) terror and fears for the future of humanity.

However, it’s actually a rare ‘snakelike oarfish’. The beasts can grow up to 50 – yes, fifty – feet long and are usually found in deep water.

It’s thought they are likely to be responsible for ‘sea serpent’ legends throughout history.

Police in Oceanside, San Diego contacted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who had to cut the body up into sections for later study.

If this leaves you feeling uncomfortable, check out these lion cubs cuddling.

Petrol station attendant breaks out his dance skills on the forecourt>

Teenager goes viral with selfie taken with his teacher who was in labour>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Associated Press

Read next:

COMMENTS (28)