It is safe to say that whatever the creature might be, it is certainly an unwelcome swimming pool guest
Australia is officially one of the world's location with a habitat for strange and uncommon wildlife such as the one which recently washed up the shore of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales looking like a crocodile but with a head of a dolphin.
The image of the rare creature has divided opinion on social media with some suggesting it could be a large hairtail and others saying that the image was designed.
Australian Museum fish collector Mark McGrouther has a different idea arguing instead that it could be a deceptively large pike eel – which is native to east Australia.
He said, ‘I suspect it was caught and discarded by fisherman who got more than they bargained for when they tried to reel it in.’
It is safe to say that whatever the creature might be, it is certainly an unwelcome swimming pool guest.