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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
'Unknown animal' measuring 13 feet long baffles authorities on Mexican beach
Whale, squid or Pokemon? This "unknown animal" washed up this week on Bonfil Beach in Acapulco, Mexico. Screenshot: Storyful

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.

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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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