Appa, is that you?
A massive white haired monstrosity has washed up from the depths of the Sea to a beach in the Philippines, and the shocked people can’t seem to have enough of it! Locals have flocked to the Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands beach to relish their eyes on the furry sea monster and take selfies some with it.
The white hairy monster came on the shore following a deadly quake on Sunday after which several peculiar sea creatures have been washing up on the beaches.
The images of the beast have gone viral on the social media, with people reveling the sight while speculating on what the monster could actually be. Many suggest that the beast could be Appa, the famous fictional character from Nickelodeon’s animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
A Twitter user Austin Blanch@austinblanch said,
‘Yhink it’s appa. Or a big Shitzu. I could be wrong.’
Another Twitter user, J Flow quipped:
‘It’s that creature from The Neverending Story.
John Paul Garcia recalled how the beast looked akin to the similar creature which was supposedly half-whale half-polar bear that was seen in Margate, South Africa, on 25 October 1924, nicknamed Trunko.
‘Globster/Trunko right? Half whale half polar bear?’ John added.
Globster is usually an unidentified organic mass that is seen on the shoreline of an ocean or other water body. After some assessment, the scientists have declared this 20-foot long creature as a whale carcass weighing approximately 2,000 kilograms.
The body has turned white as the result of an advanced stage of decomposition, with the “hair” being its flesh disintegrating into fibers. The animal is thought to have died two weeks ago after being hit by a ship.
They later released a statement, saying:
“A report yesterday said the dead body of sea creature was believed to be a Sea Cow or Dugong but the team’s finding is unanimous that it is a whale, or Balyena and confirmed also by the BFAR Personnel, but is uncertain as to what particular whale species due to its advance decomposition.
“In addition, BFAR- PDI send sample of specimen to BFAR Manila for laboratory examination to determine what kind of whale specie and the cause of death.
“The carcass has a total length of 6.3m excluding the tail which is missing and a total width of 2m from the dorsal to pectoral fins.”
Why do the scientists have to ruin everything?
We’ll stick to the Appa story!