"I found this on the ground and it caught my eye, "Meilan told the Daily Mail. "It was so strange and people said different things about it. But I wanted to know what it actually was."
Meilan posted the video online in a bid to identify the strange creature. Some thought it could be horsehair worms tangled together. The worms become entwined when they use a host to mate.
A horsehair worm is likewise called a Nematomorpha. They are thin, long worms that can achieve 2 meters long. They reside in swimming pools, streams, puddles, and watering troughs. These are otherwise called Gordian worms, which originated from “Gordian.”
"It could be a new creature made from a genetic mutation that we've never seen before," wrote one user. "It's a bit freaky watching it, it looks like an alien life form that has got lost on earth."
"Just wonder if a rat goes near and gets trapped," wrote another. "Looks like a group of parasites stuck together."