From a distance it looks like a four-metre long pile of soggy rags, but this ugly sight is actually the dead body of some sort of sea creature.
Locals in Acapulco, Mexico have filmed a grisly and morbidly fascinating video of a giant carcass which washed up on the beach.
In the absence of proper medical equipment, the locals use the layman’s method of identifying the creature — poking it with a stick.
The problem is, the carcass is so decayed and waterlogged, even the authorities in Mexico have no idea what it is.
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The body was found on Wednesday afternoon and reportedly absolutely stinks.
Local fire chief Sabas de la Rosa Camacho said the creature could either be a giant squid or a whale.
But given how odd it looks, it could well be something else entirely.