No one seems to know what it is!
They know what they THINK it is…
A tourist has had the shock of his life after finding a terrifying deep sea creature with bulging eyes washed up on a New Zealand beach.
Martin Stehlik, from the Czech Republic, was strolling down Ruakaka Beach with his uncle George Plesky when he found the enormous bigeye thresher shark and quickly used the opportunity to snap rare photos of him holding the creature’s unusually long tail.
‘It was just so strange and we’d never seen anything like it before, with its long tail and it’s big, black eyes. It was very unusual,’ Mr Plesky said, The Northern Advocate reported.
‘Martin thought it might be a shark that isn’t seen here often. He’s going to go away with some very good memories of his time here.’
According to Department of Conservation shark expert Clinton Duffy, thresher sharks hunt offshore and are rarely seen close to beaches.Read more here