This photo of a ‘foot’ is seriously confusing people

·1 min read

A Twitter user is causing an uproar online after sharing a photo of a creepy-looking foot.

On June 14, Susanta Nanda, who works for the Indian Forest Service (IFS), posted the photo to Twitter along with the question, “Can you identify this animal?”

In the photo, there appears to be a gray foot with five toes peeking out from under a log.

Buried in debt? A financial expert weighs in on how to get back on track

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.

Shop all of Christian Cowan’s high-fashion looks from his In The Know cover shoot:

Many people were shocked to learn that the “foot” was actually just a fungus.

Mother Nature powerhouse of surprises,” one person said.

“Wow! I didn’t know that there exists a fungi like that!” another user added.

The more you know!

Symone reflects on the epic year she's had since winning "RuPaul's Drag Race":

If you enjoyed this story, then check out this social distancing graphic that left Twitter users confused.

More from In The Know:

Anna Kendrick says filming “Twilight” was like a “hostage situation”

8 Father’s Day gifts for the trend-setting dad

15 of our favorite retailers that are selling fabric face masks

S’well now makes bottle and can chillers, just in time for summer

The post This photo of a ‘foot’ is seriously confusing people appeared first on In The Know.