The Little Mermaid's fish legs washed up in South Carolina

Oh no! It looks like the Little Mermaid's fishy bottom half was severed from her body and drifted ashore. Paw Nation reports that this creature washed up on South Carolina's Folly Beach.

After hours of weeping and screaming, "ARIEL! WE WILL AVENGE YOU, OUR GINGER SEA MISTRESS," the townspeople consulted a local veterinarian. Turns out it's just a gargantuan sturgeon — or at least that's what the government wants you to think. Everyone knows Ariel's grandfather was part sturgeon, so it makes complete sense! We're on to you, South Carolina.