A mythical creature that lives only to eat socks, and leaves a trail of odd pairs in its wake.
Sightings of this elusive creature are rare and unsubstantiated. It's habitat is thought to be somewhere between the sock drawer and the washing machine. Other theories place the sock eater closer to the tumble drier, but this is thought unlikely, as socks can go missing even when left hanging to dry.
Student #1: "I just keep losing socks everytime I do a wash, I have no idea where they're going"
Student #2: "Sounds like you're being stalked by a sock eater"