Reddit parents are totally stumped by mysterious animal on kids’ ABC rug: ‘Dear God, what is it?’
Parents struggle to identify a mysterious creature spotted on a children's alphabet rug.
The thread was posted on the r/BeyondTheBump subreddit and received almost 500 upvotes and 200 comments.
According to a comment on the original poster, they found the rug in the children's section of their local library. "I was saying the animals and sounds out loud for my 10 month old and did a double take when I saw this guy," the poster explained. "I don't know the sound that thing makes lol."
Now people around the world are trying to identify the creature - which it appears starts with the letter U.
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"U stands for ugly? Maybe?" one user guessed.
"Upchuck," wrote another.
"Uh-meba," joked one user.
"Urine stain," suggested another.
"Unknown," wrote one user.
"Protozoa," replied another.
"It's your turn to clean it up, baby," joked another user.
"Urchin drawn by someone who has never seen one," surmised one user. Most Redditors agreed that it should probably be a brat - albeit a terribly unrealistic one.
But it wasn't the first time a child's tapestry of letters has stunned parents.
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When a user couldn't figure out what the N on their baby's rug was supposed to stand for, they took to Reddit to try and solve the mystery.
"Probably nest or nestling," suggested one user.
"Could be for newborns or infants," wrote another user.
"N stands for Nugget," joked another.
While we may never know what the rugs designers actually intended to represent, their artworks certainly inspire many fun discussions around the world.
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