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July 30, 2008

Montauk Monster

A monster has apparently washed up on the beach at Montauk, NY.

Photographs have been released of the bizarre carcass of an unknown creature, hairless, with flippers, teeth and what appears to be a beak.

Well, I'm as much an expert on never-before-seen sea monsters as anyone, so here's what I think.

It's either an unknown species, a mutation, something created by evil geniuses in a lab or a hoax.  Or a space alien.

In order of unlikeliness...

Unknown species - highly unlikely.  For a creature this size to have never been seen before would be amazing, especially as it appears to be mammalian, so it would live around the surface of the sea.

A mutation - very unlikely.  For something to mutate this much and yet still live long enough to grow to what seems at least a couple of feet long would take some seriously weird stuff - like being bitten by a radio-active sea-spider or something.

Something created by evil geniuses in a lab - pretty unlikely.  I just don't think science is at a stage where we can create our own animals to order.  If we can though, I'd like a Tigeroo.  It could take me to work in its pouch and it would be great against intruders.

A hoax - most likely.  Just because that's what people like to do.  It's kind of cool, though.

If it's a space alien, then what's it doing dead on a beach?  Did it fall out of the saucer's hatch when they were buzzing the Hamptons looking for someone to abduct?

UPDATE: Another 'monster', but this one is at least a real fish.

 

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Comments

Its simply a turtle without shell. Phht!

Posted by: Steve | Jul 31, 2008 1:34:59 AM

I would believe the turtle or tortoise theory if it DIDN'T have TEETH!!

Posted by: GT | Jul 31, 2008 1:58:47 AM

A turtle's shell is part of it's body connected to it's spine... I'd almost believe a turtle with teeth over a turtle without a shell... but no either way.

Posted by: The Interested | Jul 31, 2008 5:34:04 AM

Its a decomposed raccoon or dog - the "beak" are just teeth. Also notice the scruff around the neck. I'm a vet in the south and see this a few times a year.

Posted by: HR | Jul 31, 2008 3:24:44 PM

Its a decomposed raccoon or dog - the "beak" are just teeth. Also notice the scruff around the neck. I'm a vet in the south and see this a few times a year.

Posted by: HR | Jul 31, 2008 3:24:49 PM

it's a dead dog with it's paws tied together. gross.

Posted by: BB | Jul 31, 2008 4:15:09 PM