A strange discovery in Africa recently had locals questioning if there was an alien in their midst.
Some mockingly described it as a Die Antwood a radical South African band. Others thought it might be a Tokeloshe a fabled African monster. There were even people rekoning that it must be a half man half monkey!
But in the end Dr Magdalena Braum, of The Crags Veterinary Clinic, didn't flinch when the creature was placed before her for an autopsy.
It was found by a tourist at a nature reserve and given to SA National Parks officials.
"What I saw is not uncommon," Braum said.
She said the creature had died from being bitten in the head and that its body was elongated because its grieving mother had carried it for weeks after its death.