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Fish With Feet and a Human Nose Caught in the Caribbean

Those cute little fish with feet seen stuck on the rear of cars (usually hybrids – go figure) aren’t real, right? That’s what a fisherman on an island in the Caribbean thought until he reeled in a creature that appeared to be a fish with feet and a human nose. The island is far from a nuclear plant but close to the Bermuda Triangle. Is this fish a new species, a deformed creature, an alien or something else?

According to reports, the fish was caught in the Caribbean Sea by 74-year-old veteran fisherman Hope McLawrence while fishing in Windward on the Island of Carriacou – one of the Grenadine islands belonging to Grenada and located northeast of Venezuela. Lawrence said the foot-long creature had two feet with toes, no fins and …

… a perfect human nose immediately above its mouth.

The reports don’t say what Lawrence used to catch the strange fish but they recounted what he thought when he brought it in.

By the look of the creature it can’t swim but walks on the seabed. This has shocked me to a considerable extent since I never thought that a creature like this even existed, much less in the harbor of these shallow, friendly waters.

That’s what the guy who caught it thought. What about the people he showed it to.

Quite a few people were pretty scared and thought it looked like something out of a sci-fi horror film.

So what is it? Some are comparing it to the unusual black frogfish caught near the Bay of Islands of the North Island of New Zealand in mid-January. What do you think?

Frogfish caught off the coast of New Zealnd’s North Island

Might it be a hybrid? The walking anglerfish has feet but no nose.

Walking anglerfish

Walking anglerfish

The blobfish has a nose but no feet.

Blobfish

Blobfish

Could it be the result of some genetic experiment or a weird fish dating service? The reports don’t indicate what Hope Lawrence did with his catch – whether he took it to experts, gave it away or (horrors) ate it. He did have this to say:

This is like a mystery and breathes a chill with this discovery.

That sounds like a man about to open a stand on the beach where people can “See The Incredible Walking Fish With A Human Nose!”

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Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.
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