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Mutant baby shark ‘with a human face’ cut from mother’s stomach

Hello! (Picture: Viral Press)

Is this something cute and endearing, or will it pop up in your dreams tonight grinning at you with its hadalpelagic eyeballs?

A fisherman in Indonesia has caught a baby shark – but it’s not likely to get anyone singing the famous song.

This creature has a ‘human face’ – and in our opinion, looks a little like Casper the Friendly Ghost, if Casper was run through a washing machine and had his head stretched out a bit.

Abdullah Nuren, 48, fished it out in the sea near Rote Ndao in the East Nusa Tenggara province. 

To make things a little more disturbing, he first caught the mother shark in a trawler net, and then cut open her stomach, where he found three foetuses.

Two of them looked as you might expect a shark to look, but one of them, as we said earlier, looks more like it would be able to start chatting to you about life in the deep sea.

It looks a little bit like it was made out of a mushroom (Picture: Viral Press)
In case you wanted to see it closer up (Picture: ViralPress)

The fisherman said he took the baby shark home to his family who helped him to preserve it.

He said that neighbours offered to buy the shark, but he refused to sell it.

He added: ‘My home has been crowded with people who want to see the shark.

‘Many people want to buy it, but I will preserve it instead. I think it will bring me good luck.’

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