Subject: Insect from Florida
February 18, 2017 8:26 am
Last year a friend of mine spent her holiday the US and took a picture of a weird looking animal/insect. Having studied biology myself I was determined to find out what it was but failed so far. Even my former zoology professor was clueless. Hopefully, you can help to unravel the mystery.
The picture was taken in a mangrove national park in Florida.
Greetings from Germany!
We are pretty certain this is NOT an insect. The pattern on the body looks more scalelike, like a fish or reptile, but even so, we are not convinced this is a living creature. It looks to us like it might be a fishing lure of some type, meant to mimic a creature, but actually made of rubber or some other substance. Perhaps one of our readers will have an idea we have overlooked.
Thank you so much for your reply. Maybe you are right and it’s just a toy made of rubber. If not, I really hope that someone from the readers has any idea or hint.