Scientists say they’ve found something weird on Antarctica.
The creatures, some of which look like Bigfoot-type creatures, have been spotted on two different continents, with one found on the continent of Antarctica and the other on the southern continent of Australia.
The strange creatures, called “trolls,” are part of an ongoing research project at the Australian National University which was set up in 2015 by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales.
“The two species are not related, but they are in the same family of trolloids,” lead researcher, Dr Peter Kuzman, said in a statement.
“They have very distinctive features, including large eyes, short legs, and elongated heads, which are a common feature of trolloid species.”
He said the trolloids’ unusual features made it difficult to determine their relative size, but he and his colleagues believed they were closer to Bigfoot-types.
“Trolls are usually quite small, typically smaller than Bigfoot, but it was interesting to see them with a large eye,” Dr Kuzmann said.
“One of the other characteristics of the two species is that they appear to have a pair of long tentacles that they use to pull things out of the water.”
Scientists also noticed that some of the trolloid specimens had a large, hairy tentacle.
“There’s a very long tentacle in the centre of the head of a trolloid,” Dr Peter said.
“This is a characteristic of a species of troll, but we don’t know what it is.”
“So, we don´t know what these creatures are actually capable of, but these are definitely strange creatures.”
The trolloids are not found in Australia, but have been recorded on other continents.
“I’m quite sure there are other species of trolls in other parts of the world that have the same features and we’re just beginning to understand their biology,” Dr Juhan said.
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