Fact Check: Unrealistic Animal Spotted In Fields Near Rajasthan?

The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that a dangerous animal was spotted in fields of Rajasthan and it attacked farmers.

Rajasthan   |   8 Sep 2020 11:19 AM GMT
Writer : Aditi Chattopadhyay | Editor : Bharat Nayak | Creatives : Abhishek M
Fact Check: Unrealistic Animal Spotted In Fields Near Rajasthan?

A set of photographs of an alleged animal is being circulated with the claim that it is a dangerous animal which has been spotted in a field near Rajasthan. Viral posts warn farmers and request them to stay alert as the animal was spotted on the way of Gujarat to Rajasthan .

The Logical Indian received a request to verify the claims.


A dangerous animal was spotted in fields of Rajasthan.

Fact Check:

The claim is false. A Google Reverse Image Search led to similar photos in an Instagram post from July 2019. Therefore, the narrative in the viral posts is definitely not recent. The creature is not real and is hyper-realistic silicon sculpture.

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The Instagrammer 'Laira Maganuco' in her bio describes herself as a 'Hyper Realism Silicon Sculptor'. According to the post description, she has named the sculptor as 'armadillo hybrid'. Several other pictures of similar creatures were seen in the profile.

Further, a video was also found of the same sculpture from October 2018.

The sculpture is also for sale on the 'Etsy' website. According to the description of the product, the photo is of a hand made sculpture in acetic silicone paste.

Therefore, the photographs are shared with false claims and has nothing to do with farmers in Gujarat-Rajasthan.

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Claim Review :  A dangerous animal was spotted in fields of Rajasthan.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  False
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Aditi Chattopadhyay

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fact Checker

Aditi, part of the fact checking team of The Logical Indian likes to read, write, cook and laugh, in short live life as it is supposed to be. What makes her fascinated is to discover the truth behind a story and more often than not, it is either fact or myth at the end.

Bharat Nayak

Bharat Nayak

Founding Editor - Special Project

As the founding editor, Bharat had been heading the newsroom during the formation years of the organization and worked towards editorial policies, conceptualizing and designing campaign strategies and collaborations. He believes that through the use of digital media, one could engage the millennial's in rational conversations about pertinent social issues, provoking them to think and bring a behavioral change accordingly.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Supervisor

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

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