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Ryan Fahey

'Alien' with sharp teeth washes up on beach 'like something from horror film'

The gruesome remains of a creature "like something out of a horror movie" have been found washed up on a paradise island.

Baffled Anat Primo was strolling along the beach in Ko Lanta, Thailand, when she spotted the bizarre remains with its sharp teeth bared.

She said: "I was just taking a walk around sunset time with my dog and I just saw it lying on the sand.

"I was amazed, I couldn't believe what I saw and I kept staring at it for a good 10 minutes.

"At the time I had absolutely no idea what that was.

"To me it looked like an alien or something out of a horror movie. The pictures talk for themselves I think."

In Anat's photos, the creature has jaws bristling with pointy teeth, with another possible tooth visible deeper inside the mouth.

The beach on Ko Lanta, Krabi, where the grisly creature was found (Credit: Pen News/Anat Primo)

Its leathery body has no discernible fins, arms or legs, and few identifying features.

There are, however, some holes to be seen - including one that might have been an eye socket in life.

Anat, who lives in Chiang Mai but is originally from Israel, said: "It actually looked in much better condition when I found it a day before, but that time I didn't have my phone with me.

"When I came back the day after I took all the photos. It was about 70 to 80cm long.

The beast was around 70 to 80cm long (Credit: Pen News/Anat Primo)

"I touched it with a stick to turn it over - I wanted to see what the other side looked like. It was surprisingly heavy."

Looking for answers, the 45-year-old shared her photos with a local Facebook page.

One person suggested it was a snake; another said a type of fish.

But others thought that the jaws-within-jaws offered a clue.

Moray eels have a second set of jaws within their throat - and when a fish is caught within the main jaws - this second set launches forwards, dragging the prey back to be swallowed.

One person commented: "It's a giant moray eel, and it looks like it died getting its prey stuck in its throat or something.

"It looks like spines sticking out of its throat - you can see the 'canine' teeth of their second jaws in there as well."

Giant moray eels are typically found in Indo-Pacific waters, and are known to be common in the seas off Thailand.

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