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Mystery creature washes up in New York

Posted on Friday, 27 July, 2012 | Comment icon 178 comments | News tip by: tapirmusic

Image credit: Denise Ginley

Photographs of a mysterious carcass likened to the 'Montauk Monster' have been circulating the internet.

The pictures were taken by Denise Ginley who spotted the creature beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and dubbed it 'The East River Monster'. The New York City Parks Department claimed that the animal was a pig until keen-eyed observers pointed out that it had claws as oppose to trotters. "Several other people were looking and taking photos, and everyone had a different opinion about what it was (suggestions included giant rat, dog, pig, monster, and seal)," said Ginley.

"Obviously I thought it was gross, but it was just so strange looking I wanted to get closer ... strangely enough, it did not smell, maybe because it had been in the water so long."

"Photos of a bloated, hairless animal washed up on by a New York river have sparked debate over what the creature could be and whether it is related to the "Montauk Monster"."

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Comment icon #169 Posted by raggedw00ds on 24 September, 2012, 18:50
I've also owned Rats for most of my adult life and the teeth, tail, feet...eyes...etc are ALL wrong. Also cannot be a pig. HOOVES? I say it's a bloated raccoon. Nothing more, nothing less. Really no mystery here.
Comment icon #170 Posted by TigressFlameroseX39 on 25 September, 2012, 21:57
It isn't a rat. Trust me. I've owned rats for 16 years, I've post mortem'd a good deal of my own, I am familiar with what they look like from all angles, and internally, and this isn't a rat. The hands are wrong, for one. Rats have shorter, thicker fingers, and they do not have the 'thumb' like digit this animal does. They do have a tiny little nub of a thumb, but not a clear long digit like this. Rats also have very distinct 'bumps' on the pads of their feet, they are not smooth. It looks like you can see its 'bellybutton' for wont of a better word, or the scar where it was, similar to what y... [More]
Comment icon #171 Posted by moonshadow60 on 1 October, 2012, 21:27
I don't care what it is, poor thing, but hope someone had the decency to dispose of the corpse so it isn't still lying there.
Comment icon #172 Posted by Junior Chubb on 1 October, 2012, 22:02
A rodent?
Comment icon #173 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 1 October, 2012, 22:14
Ha ha ha is this topic still going.
Comment icon #174 Posted by Junior Chubb on 1 October, 2012, 22:22
Ha ha ha is this topic still going. Lol, and I am still appearing every 50 posts to say 'its a rodent'...
Comment icon #175 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 1 October, 2012, 22:32
Lol, and I am still appearing every 50 posts to say 'its a rodent'... Ha ha ha go for a new world record of 65 posts. ps: I like the new and improved pic
Comment icon #176 Posted by Junior Chubb on 1 October, 2012, 22:39
Ha ha ha go for a new world record of 65 posts. ps: I like the new and improved pic Thanks CC, its a Ryder Cup thing. Europe left America dead, unrecognisable an washed up on the beach on Sunday after almost being there themselves on Saturday. Hang on, is this creature Jim Furyk?
Comment icon #177 Posted by Erowin on 14 October, 2012, 1:21
Reminds me of the decayed raccoon corpse that was found and was called a cryptid, lol. Looks like a pig or something, probably a known animal that looks strange due to decay and bloating.
Comment icon #178 Posted by Future ghost on 6 March, 2017, 21:12
It's just a drowned raccoon, that's all. Nothing weird there.

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