This looks like a creature of some sort to me. It's actually a branch on a most incredible yew tree- reputedly 3000 years old and one of the twelve oldest in the country. I came across it yesterday in the churchyard of St Giles in Coldwaltham. It's trunk is hollow and it's 30 feet around.
Here it is in its full glory:
And to give a sense of its sheer scale:
Bit of a shame that some clown's put a bloomin' shed right next to it!