Luckily, real scientists came to the rescue. Dr Kenneth Tighe, an amphibians and reptiles specialist at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., deduced the animal was a fang-tooth snake eel. Tighe told Earth Touch News: "All three of these species occur off Texas and have large fang-like teeth. Too bad you can't clearly see the tip of the tail. That would differentiate between the ophichthid and the congrids.” While she inadvertently conjured a viral a mystery, Desai detailed the rest of her conservation and relief efforts with the Audubon Society on the organization's website.
And with the fanged eel dutifully identified by a credentialed expert, you'll have to remain satisfied with other horrors of the ocean deep. Don't worry, there are plenty.