Animal or vegetable? Mysterious ‘sea creature’ with squirming tentacles washes up on a beach in Vietnam
A strange-looking sea creature has baffled locals with its unusual appearance after it washed up on a beach in southern Vietnam.
The footage shows the mysterious black brown coloured sea-dweller wriggling it’s hundreds of tentacles after being captured by an intrigued tour guide in Kien Giang province last month.
Du Nam Du, the man who spotted it, put it on a green table to get a closer look with other beachgoers who were equally intrigued by its strange alien-like shape and movements.
The mysterious species washed up on the shore at a beach in Kien Giant province, southern Vietnam, on 29 July.
A local tour guide picked up the seaweed-like creature and popped it on a green plastic table in a house nearby, where many intrigued residents gathered round to take a look.
In the footage, you can see that the huge creature has a star-shaped body in the middle, which extends out with several branches that spiral from the centre.
But what’s arguably even weirder is all that weird twisting and turning, as each tentacle-like branch squirms about in different directions. Urgh.
Du Nam Du, the tour guid, who collected the creature from the shore, said: ”I don’t know whether it’s an animal, vegetation or something else.”
The creature was eventually released back into the sea, but locals were still left scratching their heads as to what on Earth they’d just encountered.
Kim Tho said: ”It’s a monster. One day it will come back out of the ocean. It’ll be ten times bigger.”
Linh Nguyen said: ”I don’t know what it is but it’s scary. It’s actually gross and I don’t want to be near it.”
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