The picture of a mysterious skeletal fragment found on a beach in the U.K. has sent mythical creature enthusiasts into a frenzy, as many think it looks like the skull of a dragon.

The set of photos was shared on Reddit by a user who goes by the name Duckbats. The said person asked fellow netizens if they knew what the discovery was, LADbible reported.

"Found some kind of animal skull in the sand while on Bridlington beach!" the Reddit user wrote. "Anyone know what this critter was?"

Netizens could not help but compare the skeletal fragment to a dragon's skull, given its shape.

"Looks like a dragon," one user commented, while another wrote, "Dragon, those holes across the top are to vent the hot gases so it's head doesn't explode."

"Definitely some kind of dragon," another person said.

Interestingly, other Reddit users seemed to have taken a completely different line of thought.

"I thought it was a sexy corset at first," one netizen claimed.

"Bad a-- warrior corset," one comment read.

"Awesome, my first thought was 'that is not a skull' nevertheless I was puzzled," another individual noted.

Meanwhile, a Reddit user offered an answer that seemed closest to the plausible explanation of what creature the skeletal fragment belonged to. According to the user, it could be a gull pelvis.

The user even provided a link to a 2013 blog post written by biologist Ellen Snyder, who said she found something similar on Seapoint Beach, according to Times Now.

"I brought home a fragment of an animal skeleton from Seapoint Beach. At first it looked like a baby dragon, but that's just too much George R.R. Martin on the brain," Snyder wrote in the blog post. "Then I discounted a bird, and thought fish skull."

She posted about it online in her effort to determine which bird, fish, mammal or invertebrate it could be.

Snyder got closer to an answer when her friend's husband suggested that it might not be a skull and could be another part of the skeleton.

After more searching and prodding on the internet, Snyder declared that the skeletal fragment she found on Seapoint Beach "matched the gull pelvis."

"The roundish end is the anterior end of the ilium, which in birds is fused with the other pelvic bones: the ischium and the pubis," she wrote.

"Well, that was fun, although as to which species of gull, I will leave to others to study," Snyder added.

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