Is it a marine serpent or a lizard? The remains of a marine creature, washed on to the shore of a Mexican beach, have prompted a range of answers since photos have appeared on social media.
Beatriz Morales Acuna was walking along the seaside in Mazatlan when she stumbled upon the marine animal, which had been ‘expelled from the Pacific Ocean’, according to El Diario.
She said: ‘When I left the beach there it was.’
So, Beatriz posted images of her finding on Facebook, to help identify the creature.
Some suggested it was a moray eel, while others said it might be ‘a sea serpent’.
Beatriz said: ‘I learned that it is a kind of eel that only lives in the deepest and darkest [part of] the sea.’