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BIRD OR FISH?
Mythology is full of weird hybrid creatures – horses with wings, lions with griffin heads, and so on. But they’re fictional, right?
Maybe. Anglers in Guizhou, South West China, almost broke the internet when they posted a photo of a fish they’d caught that appeared to have the head of a bird.
Social media promptly went bonkers speculating what this weird hybrid creature might be. Some thought it looked like a dove or a pigeon, others that it was more like some kind of peculiar beaked dolphin.
However, experts say it’s most likely a deformed carp. Birth or growth defects are not uncommon in fish, particularly if they’re starved of oxygen due to overfishing, for example.
The ‘bird fish’ was released back into the water - and no fish were harmed in the making of this Outer Source article!