A Twitter user is causing an uproar online after sharing a photo of a creepy-looking foot.
In the photo, there appears to be a gray foot with five toes peeking out from under a log.
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Can you identify this animal? pic.twitter.com/6WHc2cidRO
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In the comments, some people speculated that the foot might belong to a chimpanzee, a gorilla, a human or even a Yeti.
“It looks scary,” one person added.
Eventually, though, some nature lovers were able to correctly guess that the “foot” was actually Xylaria polymorpha, otherwise known as Dead Man’s Fingers. It’s a type of fungus that, like its common name suggests, looks eerily like mammalian digits.
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Many people were shocked to learn that the “foot” was actually just a fungus.
“Wow! I didn’t know that there exists a fungi like that!” another user added.
The more you know!
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