Hurricane Harvey left Texas littered with foreign-looking objects that washed up from the ocean, but among all the mangled debris, this mysterious, fanged sea creature has got to be the strangest.
It washed up on a beach in Texas City, and that’s how Preeti Desai came across the decaying fish. She snapped a few photos and then turned to Twitter for help identifying this beastly looking creature.
Her post read: “Okay, biology Twitter, what the heck is this?”
Her tweet request reportedly reached biologist and eel specialist, Dr. Kenneth Tighe, who identified it as a fangtooth snake-eel.
As if we really needed another reason to avoid the ocean, but thanks for this little toothy reminder anyway, Harvey!
— Preeti Desai🌿 (@preetalina) September 6, 2017