White blob mystifies Filipino beachgoers

Too weird to be real?

A white, hairy dog-looking blob has washed up on a Philippines beach.

Some have speculated that it is the carcass of a large whale.

It follows several sightings of typically elusive deep sea creature the oarfish in the Philippines earlier in February.

Residents on Mindanao's northern coast spotted a number of the 9 metre-long serpent-like fish in the days following a 6.7 quake that killed six and injured 120 more.

A creature of the deep or an internet hoax?