A giant sea creature with tusks, washed up on a beach in Indonesia, freaking out people on the island of Seram. A global guessing game is in progress to determine what, exactly, it is
The people of Seram is now worried about getting rid of the dead creature spreading foul smell across the island.
Asrul Tuanakota, a 37-year-old fisherman, initially thought he had discovered a boat stranded in shallow water. On closer inspection, he determined that it was the rotting corpse of a 50-foot-long sea creature – possibly a giant squid because the remains looked like tentacles.
Blood seeping from the sea beast had turned the water near the coastline a bright red, which didn’t stop locals from wading in for a closer look and snapping pictures.
Decomposition gases bloated the whale into a very un-whale-like shape, and some of the noxious gases were seeping out.
Seram, the largest island in the Maluku Island group, is near the migration routes for baleen whales.
But dead whales usually sink to the bottom of the ocean, providing a years-long buffet for the creatures that dwell there, according to Live Science
“When we got closer we realised it had to be a dead whale because of the smell,” Mark Watkins, a fisherman said.