Police in Malaysia have been forced to deny rumours that this bizarre cat-like creature with a human face is genuine.
Pictures of the creature, that is virtually hairless and featuring a face looking more human than animal, went viral on social media last week.
But cops confirmed that the images surfaced on the internet after rumours spread that the creature had actually been found in Pahang, western Malaysia.
State police chief Datuk Rosli Abdul Rahman said that the photographs were “untrue”.
He added: “Checks revealed the images were downloaded from the internet before it was shared on social media, claiming that the discovery was made in Pahang.
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“I hope the public will stop circulating news about the alleged discovery.”
Sadly for any conspiracy theorists out there, the pictures are thought to be of a ‘silicon baby werewolf’ toy sold online.
Police also confirmed that no actual sightings of the creature had been reported.
Posts on social media claimed that the creature was being held in a laboratory at an unidentified location.