A horrific “vampire” creature has been found in the waters near the Welsh coastline.
Forager Craig Evans was shocked when he stumbled across what can only be described as a beast straight out of Stranger Things.
And it turns out that the creature dates back 340 million years and can grow up to two feet in length.
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Called a Sea Lamprey, it has a very circular mouth with horrific teeth that are purely there to such the blood of its victims.
Taking to Instagram to post about the shocking find, he wrote: “I found this dead Sea Lamprey while fishing for sea trout in a West Wales river.
“These wonders of nature spawn in freshwater, feed on tiny algae and microorganisms until they migrate to sea to prey on larger fish.
“It's fearsome mouth attaches itself to the side of the fish and sucks it blood etc.
“This one was around two ft in length and weighed around a kilo – I was fortunate enough to stand over a number of these spawning in fast flowing water about a foot deep.
“After spawning in June they all die.
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“I've seen many of these over the years and the only mammal that eats them are otters and then only last few inches of its tail . . . these ancient species of jawless fish are a sign of a healthy ecoystem.”
The horrifying creature can live for around 20 years, but usually averages about six years.
They can be found in various places around the UK, but according to the Government's Joint Nature Conservation Committee, they are mainly found in the Diver Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria, and is actually a protected species in this country.
But how it ended up in Wales is a mystery . . .
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