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Terrifying sea monster found washed ashore after Hurricane Harvey

Now To Love logo Now To Love 14/09/2017 Kate Wagner

© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd Here’s your daily reminder that the ocean is terrifying and no one really has any idea what’s lurking in the depths of the great abyss.

When Preeti Desai was trying to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, she accidentally stumbled upon the depths of hell.

What the heck is this indeed, Ms Desai.

The spine-chilling monster with its thick, serpent-like body, daggered teeth and NO EYES had social media stumped - the only thing they knew was that they were never going to swim again.

Some commenters threw out the suggestion of eel and a biologist agreed, telling the BBC it was a fangtooth snake-eel.

Fangtooth snake-eel. Oh okay then, so just a mixture of all of the worst things in the world – cool.

Dr Kenneth Tighe, a biologist and eel specialist, said it could be a conger or garden eel as "all three of these species occur off Texas and have large fang-like teeth".

Ms Desai, who is a part of the Audubon Society – a non-profit group dedicated to conservation, said she was seeing how extensively Hurricane Harvey had damaged the environment when she stumbled upon the creature.

© Provided by Bauer Media Pty Ltd "It was completely unexpected, it's not something that you'd typically see on a beach. I thought it could be something from the deep sea that might have washed on to shore," she told the BBC.

"My main reaction was curiosity, to figure out what the heck it was."

She also said she left the horrifying monster eel on the beach "to let nature take its course".

Can’t say we blame her.

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