Hurricane Harvey brought this creature-from-the-deep ashore and terrified us all

Rare | 9/13/2017 | Alex Thomas
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A creature, believed to believed to be a “fangtoothed” snake-eel, washed up in Texas after Hurricane Harvey and the images of it were a bit unsettling.

Twitter user Preeti Desai (@preetalina) uploaded the pictures on September 6, with the caption “Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this?” After several experts weighed in, the Smithsonian’s Dr. Kenneth Tinghe nailed the specimen down as a “fangtooth snake-eel,” EarthTouchNews reported. Unfortunately, this one was decomposing, giving it that zombie-like appearance.

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While the animal may look like a...
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