Is it a sea creature? A dinosaur? Just a badger?
After the latest storm in Santa Barbara, an strange-looking creature with intimidating teeth and claws was discovered on a beach near a drain washout.
KEYT senior reporter John Palmister was covering a beach story when he stumbled upon the mysterious “creature.”
"It certainly has been a mystery," Palminteri told The Huffington Post. “It definitely had teeth and I would never want to encounter it in a dark creek path.”
Palminteri posted photos of the animal online, asking his audience for opinions on what it might be.
Santa Barbara resident Michael Curtis told ABC 3: “I’d say it looks like a combination of a seal and dog with fangs dried up, potentially.”
“To me it looks reminiscent of a dinosaur … like an old dog, ancient,” Josh Curtis, said.
Paul Collins, curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, contacted Palminteri with a simple explanation:
"He said it was a badger," Palminteri said. “Short feet,Read More »from Mysterious creature discovered on Santa Barbara beach, puzzles locals