After images of an unsettling creature went viral in Malaysia, authorities are assuring residents that they can rest easy because the 'mysterious beast' because it was merely a toy.
The strange furor surrounding the diminutive oddity which sports a human face and an animal's body erupted late last week after images of monstrous 'mutant' spread like wildfire on Malaysian social media.
As with all great online urban legends, the creature came with its own colorful origin story which claimed that the tiny terror was discovered on a beach in Malaysia and was being studied at a secret lab somewhere in the country.
In the face of growing excitement and concern over the viral images, cops were compelled to investigate the case and came back with a somewhat unsurprising answer.
Find out the source of the weird creature and see more of the photos which had Malaysian in a frenzy at the Coast to Coast AM website.