"Montauk Monster"

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  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Saw this on the news yesterday. Lots of coverage on the internet now.

    The beast, dubbed the Montauk Monster after the Long Island resort where it was discovered, has a hairless, leathery body, sharp teeth and what appears to be a beak.

    A photo of the animal appeared on the gossip website Gawker earlier this week under the headline “Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk”, and the story has since been picked up by US networks Fox News and CNN.


    Funny lookin' thing.
     

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  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    It's not the most photogenic critter, whatever it is. I'm voting for a turtle minus its shell.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Turtles don't have teeth though, whereas our monstrous friend appears to do so...

    I'd suggest maybe a dog, decomposed from the time it's spent in the sea and perhaps nibbled on a bit by scavengers.
     
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    A CT scan/MRI will answer all questions.

    "Just Do It!!"™
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Unfortunately (and rather predictably) someone has made off with the carcass of this curious cryptid, so a proper examination to work out exactly what it is isn't likely.
     
  7. fotografica macrumors 68040

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    I'll say it's a dog.. The hair is gone from the effect of saltwater and surf/sand ( there is some left on the neck) The "beak" is actually the tip of the skull where the nose has rotted or worn off.If you look,it looks like there's something tied around the front legs/paws..Maybe a pitbull tied up and thrown off a bridge on LI and washed up there???Scary looking tho...Wouldn't want to stumble upon that during a beach walk..
     
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    It's a water rat, sans hair. They have a beaky snout under the skin.
     
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    Anybody know where I can buy one? I want one as a pet! :p
     
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    Do we actually have any idea of the size of the creature in question? It's a bit hard to gauge the scale, but obviously knowing how big it was would eliminate various possibilities.
     
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    There's a fly on its shoulder, which gives some scale.
     
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    Oh, you have a death wish??

    You can get help for that now. :p
     
  14. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    It's as you said a sort of South American water rattish thing.Essex is full of the bastards or was I think they tried to eradicate them.
     
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    Depends on the size of the fly I suppose, but that helps a bit. Well spotted.

    Would this tie it in with the size of a water rat, then? And is this species to be found on the US east coast?
     
  16. skunk macrumors G4

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    Yes and yes. I would guess that the stuff caught around its foreleg is seaweed, which is probably how it drowned.
     
  17. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    It looks like a cow with the head of an eagle. With teeth.

    Cool for a pet.
     
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    Well, either my ex has finally washed ashore, or...
     
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    Hehe, it's amazing! With all the 6+ MP cameras out there, there is no picture of any of these "monsters" bigger than 640x480. You'd think that by now we'd at least get some decent-sized pics.
     
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    Well that fly makes the carcass about 1.5-2 feet long. Can't be a turtle because of the teeth. COULD be a dog, but the paws are all wrong. I think it's a raccoon. It's the closest thing I can think of. Right teeth, right size, right paws. I could be wrong, but I am not wrong about one thing: This is no monster. There is no such thing.
    Anywhere.
    No ghosts either.
    No Yeti.
    No Bigfoot.
    No Nessie.
    And no Montauk Monster.
     
  22. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    ... or, it's MY ex.
    Great minds think alike.

    (Next time use more concrete)
     
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    I drank a considerable amount last night but I can clearly see Steve Ballmer's image in the monster's behind. You have to look real close and tilt your head slightly to the left.
     

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