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Mystery Beach Creature Washes Ashore in CA and Has Residents Baffled. Can You Tell What It Is?

"I'd say it looks like a combination of a seal and a dog with fangs dried up, potentially."

Image source: KEYT-TV

An unknown creature washed up on a beach in Santa Barbara, California, last week following the storms that drenched the Golden State and now residents and tourists are left to wonder, "What is it?"

"I'd say it looks like a combination of a seal and a dog with fangs dried up, potentially," resident Michael Curtis told KEYT-TV.

"To me it looks reminiscent of a dinosaur...like an old dog, ancient," Josh Curtis added.

Whatever this brown, hairless beach creature is, it has claws and fangs and as the KEYT news anchors pointed out, it's not very big. It's not much larger than the broken branches lying next to it.

The mystery animal was found near a drain washout on the East Beach of Santa Barbara. No other similar animals have been spotted in the area, KEYT reported. However, the Daily Mail reported a similar creature was discovered in San Diego – about 200 miles from Santa Barbara – in June 2012.

Do you know what it is?

 

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(H/T: Daily Mail)

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