Mysterious beast causing terror in Poland turns out to be croissant stuck on tree

Residents in Poland dared not open their windows as they were afraid ‘it’ might enter their houses.

Jeevana Kalaithasan

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Published: 16 April 2021, 1:00 PM

Distressed citizens in Krakow, Poland had reported about a mysterious “tree beast” to animal welfare officers earlier this week. 

When officers arrived at the area, the “beast” turned out not to be a bird or a reptile but a harmless looking croissant stuck on a tree. 

A woman who spotted the “mysterious creature” made a call to The Krakow Animal Welfare Society, thinking that the unidentified animal could have been a raptor, or an iguana.  

“It’s been sitting in a tree across the house for two days! People aren’t opening their windows because they’re afraid it will go into their house,” the woman reportedly claimed.

When describing its features to the officers, she said that the creature was brown.


Upon investigation, the inspectors found the headless and limbless object in a lilac tree. PHOTO CREDIT: TOM PAOLINI VIA UNSPLASH


While officers knew that a reptile would most likely be unable to survive the cool temperatures of the Polish city, they thought it might have been an abandoned pet. 

To their surprise on their arrival, the mysterious ‘tree beast’ did not have a head or limbs and turned out to be the pastry, probably thrown out of a window to feed the birds. 

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The organisation remained light-hearted about the encounter and said that the public should continue to be cautious and report any concerns about animal welfare. 

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