TikTok users have been left baffled after footage showing a weird-looking animal was shared online.
The unusual-looking little dude was spotted scurrying around the street by TikTok user @airwave, who asked his followers: “What the f**g is this?” Indeed.
The clip shows a black rodent-like animal with some white markings on its face – its fur appears to be fairly short with a little tuft at the base of its tail, while the white patches on its face give it the appearance of three eyes.
The video has been viewed millions of times and thousands of people have commented to offer their suggestions on what the animal could be.
One wrote: “That’s a squirat.”
A second person said: “At first I was, like, rat? Then I was, like, squirrel? And then I was, like, cat?”
Another joked: “That’s a squirrel that’s been through some s**t.”
Moving away from animals and onto horrible diseases, another person said: “That’s bubonic plague.”
Others said it looked like a Pokémon, while the most common – and sensible – answer was that it was a black squirrel with its fur missing either through disease or injury.
Am I the only one who thinks it’s pretty cute?
If bizarre-looking creatures are your thing, then you might be interested in this clip of some sort of aquatic animal that completely transforms its shape before, sadly, meeting its demise.
The clip, which was filmed deep in the ocean, was posted online back in 2013 but resurfaced last month, leaving social media users scratching their heads over what exactly it was.
Posting to YouTube, an account called CaptainJRD wrote: “This video was taken by an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) at a depth of 3753 ft in the Indian Ocean within close proximity to a drill wellhead.
“Near the end of the footage you can see the creature getting caught up in the output from the ROV thrusters.”
Unfortunately for the poor little creature, the aforementioned ‘ROV thrusters’ appear to rip it to shreds just as the clip ends.
In an attempt to reassure naysayers, CaptainJRD added: “The video has not been altered and was taken off the East coast of Africa.”
People have been keen to comment on the strange video, with one writing: “Majestically drifts, majestically shape shifts, majestically glows, majestically does a couple of cute spins and gets brutally ripped apart and tossed in the void. RIP glow globe.”