By Nelson Groom
Experts have been left baffled by “scary” alien-looking creatures discovered in a New Zealand home.
The creatures, which have dark, furry bodies and mouse-like tails, left Tim Clerke concerned after his mother discovered them in her Auckland kitchen.
Tim, 47, posted a skin-crawling clip on social media in the hope of unlocking the mystery of what species had left his wife “physically distressed.”
But the mystery only deepened when commenters began speculating over what the creepy crawlies’ were – and even experts were left scratching their heads.
Tim, an advertiser, said: “I took one look at them and knew I would never touch them.
“They looked like baby mice without facials features or limbs, my wife was physically distressed.
“I’d never seen anything like it so I turned to Facebook for answers, but they weren’t much help.
“Some thoughts they were baby rats, others rat tailed maggots, others suggested they were detached moth legs.
“But my mum doesn’t have a cat, so how did they get there?”
Experts were equally at a loss, with three entomologists at Sydney University unable to confirm the species without closer inspection.
The species is yet to be identified.