By Clare Mccarthy For Mailonline
Published: 12:20 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 11:55 BST, 2 August 2020
A 15-feet long seabeast that's been compared to a washed-up mammoth and an alien has left locals mystified after turning up on a British beach.
The creature was spotted on the Merseyside beach in Liverpool on Wednesday and has been dubbed the Ainsdale Anomaly.
People have been unable to identify the animal which has no identifiable head but is furry, has flippers and is badly decomposed and covered in flies.
'It's very bizarre,' said one man. 'It's like a mishmash of different things in one.
An unidentifiable creature was spotted washed up on a Merseyside beach in Liverpool on Wednesday. It is badly decomposed, covered in flies and very smelly
'It's 15-feet long, it has flippers, it's furry and it seems to have another creature attached, possibly via an umbilical cord, so it could have been giving birth.
'It was almost like a whale that had eaten a horse that had eaten a dolphin.'
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, shared photos of the seabeast with the Ainsdale community Facebook page.
And while plenty of people had suggestions, nobody could identify it for sure.