Mystery Mud Monster From Down Under

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 12th, 2017

What IS that? Mystery creature pokes its head out of a mud pool by a Queensland river – before slowly sinking beneath the surface when it realises it has been spotted

An unidentified animal has been spotted during a cruise along the Daintree River
David White, owner of Solar Whisper Crocodile & Wildlife Tours filmed the beast
Suggestions online for the creature range from a mussel to a ‘miniature whale’
Staff from the company told Daily Mail Australia they believe it is a mud-skipper

A mysterious creature has been filmed poking it head out of the water during a Queensland river cruise.

The unidentified animal was spotted during a Solar Whisper Daintree River Crocodile and Wildlife Tour on Tuesday.

After staff posted the footage on social media suggestions have taken off about the beast’s identity and range from a mussel to a ‘miniature whale’.


About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

3 Responses to “Mystery Mud Monster From Down Under”

  1. springheeledjack responds:

    From the footage I can’t even tell if it’s a creature. I only detect a slight bobbing up in the early seconds before it sinks into the muck.

    Best guess is some sort of up ended log or stump that just sinks back into the sludge…unless someone has more information on it.

    What made people think it was a critter? Because it sunk? Did anyone see it actually move or act like it was a living creature?

    Just feeling critical on a Sunday…but pragmatic.

  2. Ken responds:

    It’s a lungfish.

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    Whatever it is, Mudskipper, Queensland Lung Fish, Australian Smooth-shelled Turtle, the bubble at the end of the video shows that in fact, it is rather small for a “monster”.

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