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Mystery creature pokes out of a mud pool in Queensland

Thursday 10/August/2017 - 02:58 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by: Yara Sameh

A mysterious creature has been filmed poking it head out of the water during a Queensland river cruise in Australia، daily mail reported.

The unidentified animal was spotted during a Solar Whisper Daintree River Crocodile and Wildlife Tour on Tuesday.

After staff posted the footage on social media suggestions have taken off about the beast's identity and range from a mussel to a 'miniature whale'. 

David White، the owner of Solar Whisper cruises filmed the creature during the cruise، before uploading his footage to Facebook Tuesday morning.

'Martin (the director of Days of the Daintree) is adding a little mystery on set. He gave me no clues and I have no idea،' he wrote in his post.

'Either a miniature whale، a mussel or an alien. One minute he was there the next he was gone.'

The video shows the head of an animal، with what seems to be an eye visible، as it pokes out of a mud pool at the mouth of the river.

The creature remains above the surface for a few seconds، before slipping below and disappearing.

The water was believed to be a shallow tidal pool، with staff stating that a crocodile had been sitting in the same area earlier that day.

Since it was uploaded the post has been viewed more than 1،400 times، with users offering up some interesting and unusual possibilities as to its identity.
'Could it be a lungfish?' one person commented، while another suggested it may be a 'bivalve of some type'. 

Others called it an 'underwater monster' and the tour group's very own 'Daintree monster، like Nessie!' 

However، staff from the tour company told Daily Mail Australia they believed they had solved the mystery.

They said it was likely a mud skipper - a type of small fish that lives on mud flats and can walk out of water - that they had named Martin.

'We believe its a mud-skipper، but posted it for people to see،' they said.

Queensland is renowned for it's mystery creatures with reports of Yowies، Bunyips and giant cats all notoriously sighted in the state.

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