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'Unknown animal' measuring 13 feet long baffles authorities on Mexican beach

One Facebook user suggested the creature bears an uncanny resemblance to a Pokemon called Muk.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   March 11, 2016 at 8:51 AM

ACAPULCO, Mexico, March 11 (UPI) -- Officials and residents in Acapulco, Mexico, said they are perplexed by the large carcass of a mysterious sea creature that washed up on shore.

Civil Protection and Fire Acapulco posted a video to Facebook showing the 13-foot-long deflated carcass that washed up on Bonfil Beach this week.

The post described the creature, which a resident pokes with a stick in the video, as an "unknown animal."

Sabas de la Rosa Camacho, coordinator of Civil Protection and Fire, said the carcass does not appear to have a foul smell.

De la Rosa Camacho told Daily 24 Hours the animal could be "a squid or a whale" and those who have examined the creature said it appears to have bones.

Facebook users offered some more tongue-in-cheek identifications of the creature, with one suggesting the creature is "clearly" a Pokemon called Muk.

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