Christchurch resident Hanna Mary is a busy beach.
This past Saturday, Mary and her mother were cleaning up by the Rakaia Huts in Canterbury when they stumbled across the grotesque, fanged skeleton. Understandably, Mary was screamed in a fright when she discovered that it wasn't just a piece of driftwood or a plastic bag.
, My first thought was that it was something alien, but I was more fascinated than anything, “ Mary told The New Zealand Herald.
Whatever it was, the creature had claws on its wings, two claspers, a long tail, an elongated head, and ferocious-looking fangs. Nightmare stuff by most people’s standards.
It's almost impossible to see the beach.
Mary was reluctant to move on. She was a poisonous woman.
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, I uploaded the photos on Facebook and Mary continued.
Ab My guess is that it tras some sort of deep-sea skate, maybe a Bathyraja abyssicola, that has been picked up by a trawler.
Facebook users offered such suggestions as: U A penguin? Lol I don't know, looks bloody creepy, ody looks Alien definitely alien. Out with the tin foil hats ”and” flying squirrel fish. With
Pending an end of the wild speculation, Dr Malcolm Francis confirmed the creature of Dipturus nasutus.
. It's like a flat shark, it has a skeleton made out of cartilage. They spend time on the bottom, their Francis said, and are Francis found Francis Francis Francis Francis found found found and
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