It looks like something from a terrifying horror movie, but this is the mystery sea creature that’s baffled experts after washing up on a tourist beach in Mexico. The monstrous 4-metre (13-foot-long) beast was discovered on Bonfil Beach, in the city of Acapulco, in the south-west Mexican state of Guerrero. Stunned beach-goers stood around the beast and began taking photos – while also speculating on the possible species of the creature.

The creature’s body was washed on the shore by strong currents that have been affecting parts of the Mexican coast. Rosa Comacho, the coordinator of the Civil Guard and Fire Brigade believes the animal had not been dead for a long time – but it has started to rapidly decay. READ MORE