A truly bizarre-looking creature found squirming around on some rocks in Taiwan left onlookers scratching their heads.
Witness Huang Meilan managed to capture footage of the oddity that initially looks like a mass of seaweed, but then reveals its animal nature when the creature begins moving.
In the video, those watching the insect-like 'monster' are clearly baffled by what it might be and, one would assume, a little unsettled by its rather creepy appearance.
As to what it might have been, the prevalent theory is that it was not one, but a group of creatures in the form of several 'horsehair worms' that somehow wound up stuck together.
Alternative possibilities proposed include a mutant stick insect and the always-popular stranded alien on Earth.
Should the latter explanation prove to be true, then we probably don't have much to worry about when it comes to an ET invasion since the creature looked to be pretty easy to defeat.
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Source: Daily Mail