Cryptozoology

Story: Malaysian Fisherman Reels in Shark with ‘Webbed Feet’

This story was making the rounds in 2008. It is re-posted here in 2019 because it is still interesting due to a misconception, so to speak. Was a shark found with webbed feet in Malaysia?

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Has anyone ever seen a baby shark with webbed feet? A worker of the Malaysian Fisheries Development Board (LKIM) in Batu Maung, Penang, made this unusual find when she was given the 1.7kg fish by a fisherman at the jetty recently.shark_web_feet.jpg Mary Looi, 48, said she only realised the shark was different when she wanted to cook tomyam fish for lunch for her family. “It was only when I was about to cut the shark the day after I received it that I found two webbed feet sticking out from the lower part of the body. “The shark is one-metre long,” she said. Looi said she dared not cook the fish after consulting her husband Gooi Man Kaw, 57, who told her that according to Chinese belief, eating fish with unusual features could bring disaster or ill luck. “Immediately, I returned the fish to the fisherman that night at about 10pm “He threw it back into the sea,” said Looi.

Looi, who has been working at LKIM for 10 years, said this was the first time she had stumbled upon such an unusual find. When contacted, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Muka Head marine research station head Prof Dr Zulfigar Yasin said this is the first time he had heard of fish with legs found in the Malaysian waters. “There is a possibility that the fish could have swum from other waters into Malaysian waters. “As far as I am concerned, fish species with legs or bony fins can only be discovered in the waters of North Sulawesi in Indonesia or South Africa,” he said. – uwt

Uh… no. Those are not legs or feet. They are the myxopterygia of an adult reef shark. Male sharks have two claspers used for mating.

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Alyssa
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Alyssa

I love tiny sharks but they are still dangeris and I got bit by a tiny baby tiger shark they hurt but it did not get a chunk only like 1/10 of a bite thats small. I’m only 8

david
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david

Those arnt feet that would be its penises u fail

jessi
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jessi

THAt fish looks tighjt and look

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seattle xbox repair

Please sharks are some of the most amazing creatures on this planet! To say you “HATE THEM” IS JUST STUPID

thepenks
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is it for real? i’m not believe something like that exist.. until i see it with my own eyes..

Alicia
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Alicia

I hate sharks, all kind of sharks. And if sharks have feet and will start walking on land i will commit suicide. I don’t want the sharks coming up to us even if it doesn’t happen until 1000000 years from now. [screw] ALL THE SHARKS! even the nice one’s

TheMETALguy
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TheMETALguy

well in my religion they dont say evolution is possible i am a wiccan but that is a real picture i believe you know look at it it wasnt doctured by anything

SeanJM
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SeanJM

I hate to spoil this… but those are it’s malformed genitals.

Not feet.

Good day.

jess
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jess

OMG thats amazing

Sir Torch Lagasca
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Sir Torch Lagasca

Any thing can happen…. look around…. observe….
This is only one example of saying: “THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE TO GOD”
It’s up to you to believe it or not?

Be a believer…. or an atheist…. ITS YOUR CHOICE….

For me, i must say this, IT’S A DIVERSION OF GOD’S STRATEGIC PLAN OF UNVEILING SCIENCE MYSTERY TO MANKIND.

severnyproductions
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severnyproductions

with the ocean being so vast we can expect more suprises the further we delve

mohm_Bahraine
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mohm_Bahraine

these photos are biiiiig lie

Baxter King
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Baxter King

This is the real deal people! I was actually doing some research and came across a larger relative of the shark pictured. Here’s a photo just to help dispel any doubts.

http://i.pbase.com/g4/03/552503/2/59998841.86930017.jpg

diva!!!!!
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josh is right

penny2007
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penny2007

That Selachimorpha has a duality of reproductive appendages.

Methinks
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Methinks

Why not feet? Doesnt matter if you believe in Evolution or Creation, we know that these things happen, people & animals with two heads,extra limbs and other unusual features. Whats so hard to believe. You can believe evolution just happens over millions of years or that God created evolution as a sort of cruise control for the earth, but you can not discount evolution all together, we know it happens. Most animals, including humans have latent genes and features we no longer use i.e. humans have tail bones, an apendix, full body hair ect. Aquatic mammals have leg bones, finger/feet… Read more »

Katlyn
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Katlyn

I went to a shark museum with my dad and they had all sorts of sharks. One was a baby shark in thid little tank and you could pet it and everything, it was so cool….=)

General Kilkenny
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General Kilkenny

It looks a bit fishy to me.
Has anyone considered that this is a photoshopped fake?
I have a similar picture of a giant goose footprint in the snow.
Ta Ta for now.
G K

Hoochie Mama
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Hoochie Mama

Forget the sharks claspers – get yours out!

Zcookie
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Zcookie

To Mr. Apes, I hawk and I seem to agree on this subject. And may I just say, that it is exactly your kind of overly obsessive “religionistic” type of people who are polluting the world with your filithy idea. You ideas and knwledge certainly don’t have limits, and therefore stop being a f-inh hermit and flush out your idiotic ideas. Oh and one more thing, just for fun, satan is after you. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…lmao…well anyway, it is a nice specimen, they outta try to find its bone compound.

iHawk
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iHawk

Hello Mr Apes,
If the lord of your creation is so great, what did he himself have to gain from creating people who are satanists and creation denouncers. I may be unbelieving to the certain Great Being you have invested your intelligence(or the lack of one) in, but surely you must be insulting him with your statement, what with the creation theory and people who are against creation being “created”.

Please think before you speak.

~One with a Mind

zcookie
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zcookie

ok, whoever posted comment #8 seriously neds to consider the way they thinkk. This is a very unique specimen and needed to be commented as such. What is wrong with that person. Get a life and maybe a science textbook

Waffle
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Waffle

Becuase her ear is just a clasper that holds on to the potato so that it doesnt fall off her beautiful head.

Montanious Cummingsworth
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Montanious Cummingsworth

Why is noone concerned about this poor women’s lack of ear?

And Sellotaped potatoe?

Shark
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Shark

those ARE my feet, and I’d prefer if you didn’t take pictures. fap fap fap

Mexys Mic
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Mexys Mic

This shark is not compton

Seamy
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Seamy

Will evolution make my hair a non [crap] colour?

Dizzy D
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Dizzy D

WB

Dr. M. R. Jinx
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Dr. M. R. Jinx

Mexy,

Rest assured, sonar photography has advanced to the stage where we can spot sharks hooked up with the talkbox, emitting ‘digital love’ as the sychophantic reef shark pumps protein into it like a rugby player with creatine. I’m far from insane, my papers themselves certify that, i once had a brief fling with Richard Dawkins. Perhaps you should disconnect that potato attached to your head with sellotape and you might be able to see clearer. oh pics of feet wrapped round a ca of coke would be excellent. Fap fap fap

Mexy
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Mexy

re: Dr Jinx, are you trying to tell me that sharks carry a vocoder around like dizzy d? wtf???
you sir are insane. I would like to see where you got your medical papers.
ps can of coke?

John (Butcher) Parrot
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pics of the parrots feet?

Dr. M. R. Jinx
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Dr. M. R. Jinx

‘I have a degree in Sharkology and i can confirm that the limbs in question are much too small to be what you are suggesting. I believe these are its hands which are used for clenching on to seaweed in undercurrents while the shark sleeps. A shark cannot sleep in still water or it will drown as water will drip under its gills and asphyxiate the poor mammal. The well known but extinct bird known as the dodo evolved from the shark in these very seas. Maybe sharks are trying to evolve back into something that humans destroyed. Something like… Read more »

Mexy
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Mexy

I have a degree in Sharkology and i can confirm that the limbs in question are much too small to be what you are suggesting. I believe these are its hands which are used for clenching on to seaweed in undercurrents while the shark sleeps. A shark cannot sleep in still water or it will drown as water will drip under its gills and asphyxiate the poor mammal. The well known but extinct bird known as the dodo evolved from the shark in these very seas. Maybe sharks are trying to evolve back into something that humans destroyed. Something like… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

Ummm…. If that/those are its dick(s) why do they have fins?

katrina
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katrina

it is quite obvious that those aren’t feet they are the sharks clasper’s. Meaning that they are the sharks penis!!
Ok not feet, not a birth defect but a dick!!

apes
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apes

That’s not feet, photo shop can make this look real. What to gain by faking it, I’ll tell you. Millions of people believe the lie of satan that we evolved from this. Satan has everything to gain and so do the people who are trying to denounce creation. Even if it’s real, it is very sad what’s in our water?

Jennifer
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Jennifer

umm…. they are not feet >>myxopterygia of an adult reef shark…… it had an errection

Jimmy
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Chris…comon, look at the overall compostion, secondly why fake it. Nothing to gain, we all know the world is screwed anyway. If thats photoshop then its poor work. I would be inclined to think it’s a poor a photo.

Chris
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Chris

Well really photoshop can do amazing things. . .

Look at the edges of the shark. . . more so on the top side.

Josh
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Josh

Evolution starts out as a birth defect.

Richard Cranium
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Richard Cranium

That’s not evolution, that’s a birth defect just like you.

G W Ramsden
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G W Ramsden

Thats amazing!.. people talk about evolution as something that happened.. when actually it is happening right under our noses….

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