Hurricane Harvey in Texas has provided a mystery. A strange creature has washed up on the shore.
Preeti Desai of the National Audubon Society went on Twitter for help identifying the animal, which has no eyes and razor-sharp fangs.
“Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?? Found on a beach in Texas City, TX. #wildlifeid,” she asked on Twitter.
“This is the kind of thing that’s perfect for Twitter – there are so many scientists and researchers on the platform and they’re very willing to jump in and figure out things like this,” she said.
Biologists who responded believe that it’s a type of eel—but they weren’t exactly sure what kind.
There is a possibility that the animal is a fangtooth snake-eel, known as the tusky eel, which resides in the Gulf of Mexico.