Dropbears, hoop snakes, bunyips, the Illawarra 'panther' and now gigantic bluebottles. Australia is home to many dangerous creatures, but some may just be a plain old hoax.
More than three weeks ago Milton artist Neal Cameron shot to viral fame as he shared an image of a bluebottle spanning the width of his surfboard.
His Facebook post captured the attention of media outlets including Daily Mail Australia - an online outlet for a London tabloid. The online tabloid ran a story, detailing how a surfer shared 'incredible footage of a monster eight-foot bluebottle jellyfish', on February 25.
Mr Cameron makes bluebottles from fiberglass and had used them in art pieces. He generally makes bluebottle pieces about five times their natural size and has fooled others before.
"So I made one much bigger and took a video of it on a Mini Mal surfboard and posted it on my Facebook page for a laugh," he said.
"Next day it's on the Daily Mail in the UK."
Bluebottle floats are generally between two to 15 centimetres in length. Mr Cameron said his was about 30 centimetres long.
Mr Cameron has made a manner of things from fibreglass or carbon fibre and now uses the materials as an art medium, he said.
Mr Cameron shaped "bluey" at surfboard designer Mark Rabbidge's home. "Bluey" is completely made fibreglass. The tentacles are made from fibreglass roving, which is used in the surfboard industry for setting fins on a board, he said.
The gigantic replica bluebottle will be on display at Peach Cafe, Milton. Mr Cameron also plans to host an exhibition launch in the coming months. The venue is yet to be decided.