This message, which circulates via email and social media and has been posted to various blogs and forums, features an image depicting a strange multi-breasted creature feeding her young.
The message claims that the picture shows an unknown species found in the forest in Latin America. Supposedly, scientists are looking for a male specimen of the species.
But, not surprisingly, the image does not depict a real, living creature. Instead, it shows a sculpture created by the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini. Over the years, Piccinini has created an entire menagerie of strange and wonderful creatures.
An example of the post:
This species was found in a forest in Latin America, it is still unclear as to what it is, studies are being done to discover its origin, scientists are looking for the male