20 Instances Where Internet Aficionados Unraveled the Identities of Mysterious Creatures

In life, there are moments when we stumble upon the extraordinarily unusual, encountering living beings that leave us utterly perplexed. Thankfully, the vast realm of the internet is home to experts who readily come to our rescue! Reddit users have shared captivating photos of creatures encountered on their journeys, and genuine authorities have stepped in to unravel the mystery, accurately identifying these previously unknown animals.

Mysterious frog from Mozambique

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This little one is a marbled reed frog.

“Does anyone know who this little guy is?”

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Yes, this is a baby marmot!

What kind of handsome guy poses so perfectly?

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Guys, this is a Comorian day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda).

The snake that ate after six

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My dad and I saw this guy while hiking in the dunes of West Michigan. As we passed by, it suddenly flattened out. What could it be?

This is the eastern hog-nosed snake. Harmless!

A duck who knows a lot about sarcasm

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My friend sent me a photo of this bird and claimed that it was a real animal.

Well yes, she is real. This is a spectacled eider. They’re quite funny.

What kind of bug is this?

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This is a weevil. Possibly Rhyephenes humeralis (Chilean pine weevil).

“Can anyone identify this giant slug?”

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This is the red triangle slug (Triboniophorus graeffei).

“I found this lizard in my garage in Southern Nevada.”

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This is a sun-horned lizard. By the way, if she is very scared, she can shoot blood from the corners of her eyes.

“These guys showed up in my parents’ backyard in Illinois.”

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I think these are sandhill cranes.

“Sea mouse? Sea snail? What is this?”

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Aphrodite is a genus of marine polychaete worms found in the Mediterranean Sea and the Eastern and Western Atlantic Ocean. By the way, yes, it is called a sea mouse.

“My friend saw this at the dentist’s office. What is this?”

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This bristly pleco is just an albino.

“Does anyone know who this handsome guy is?”

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This is probably a sharp-backed musk turtle.

Something creepy from Italy

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This is a male tube spider.

Some very clever kid

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This is a rock hyrax. They are also called fatties.

What kind of breed is this?

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My wife thinks he is a cross between a Wire Fox Terrier and a Bichon Frize.

Who is this handsome guy?

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This is the Spanish Shawl nudibranch.

A furry guy who’s seen some things in his life

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Yes, this is a binturong! It is sometimes called a bearcat. Fun fact: they smell like popcorn!

“What lived in this shell? Found on the beach, Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, USA”

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Most likely this is a chiton.

This baby was found in southeastern Saudi Arabia

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Looks like a white-toothed shrew.

“Found in Phuket, Thailand. Is this some kind of starfish?

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You are very lucky – this is a feather star, a relative of the sea star.