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Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk
GAWKER ^ | Tue Jul 29 2008

Posted on 07/30/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT by Sopater



No, Lizzie Grubman's still alive. This is an actual monster, some sort of rodent-like creature with a dinosaur beak. A tipster says that there is "a government animal testing facility very close by in Long Island," but unless the government is trying to design horrible Montauk monsters that will eat IEDs and fart fire at bad Iraqis, we're not sure why they would create such an unthinkable beast. Our guess is that it's viral marketing for something. Ali Lohan's new album perhaps. Click thru for larger dino-damage.


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: callingartbell; cryptobiology; montauk; montaukmonster; tortoisewithnohair
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A tortise without a shell?
1 posted on 07/30/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

That’s my guess....


2 posted on 07/30/2008 9:40:35 AM PDT by FlashBack (www.proudpatriots.org/www.woundedwarriorproject.org/www.moveamericaforward.org)
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To: Sopater

Illegal Cupacabra shooting the finger?


3 posted on 07/30/2008 9:41:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sopater

That’s what I think, too.
Definitely a tortoise head.


4 posted on 07/30/2008 9:42:33 AM PDT by kalee
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To: kalee

It looks like it has teeth?


5 posted on 07/30/2008 9:43:42 AM PDT by cw35
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To: Sopater
” “a government animal testing facility very close by in Long Island,”

Plum Island is one of our lines of defense for infectious animal diseases; the other facility is in Ames, Iowa.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=19400000

6 posted on 07/30/2008 9:44:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: Sopater

Monster?

What? Bubba ‘n The Hilldabeast have been swimming on Long Island again?

Or was it Teddy?


7 posted on 07/30/2008 9:45:42 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: Carry_Okie; Travis McGee; Quix

ping


8 posted on 07/30/2008 9:48:11 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: TexasCajun

Reminds me of that street protest photo...

9 posted on 07/30/2008 9:49:42 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: Sopater

10 posted on 07/30/2008 9:50:13 AM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: kalee

and what was the baby in Eraserhead?


11 posted on 07/30/2008 9:51:02 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: Sopater
I know what it is. Dead.

"Naw let's make some good SOUP!"

12 posted on 07/30/2008 9:52:39 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
When I was a kid living on the island, we went to visit some friends on the north fork. The older kids kept telling me about Plum Island being the home of aliens and monkey-human hybrids, ie a real Island of Dr. Moreau.

This is a de-shelled sea tortoise. Shows over folks! Nothing to see here!

13 posted on 07/30/2008 9:52:50 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Sopater

One of Hellary’s flying monkeys ?


14 posted on 07/30/2008 9:53:41 AM PDT by ikka
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To: robomatik

I haven’t seen that movie since I was seven. In the words of Bob Hope, “thanks for the memories...”


15 posted on 07/30/2008 9:53:44 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Sopater
Global Warming caused the tortoise to remove its shell before taking a swim and then some Democrat politician with a Federal Grant stole the shell to sell to some poor tortoise with no place to live. The Pol got a government kickback and skimmed off the top. This is how redistribution of Republican wealth works.

/sarc???
16 posted on 07/30/2008 9:55:14 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Each of us has our own song. When you find yours, it brings you great joy.)
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To: Sopater
This is an actual monster, some sort of rodent-like creature with a dinosaur beak.

We've found the missing link!

/

17 posted on 07/30/2008 9:56:03 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: Sopater
A tortise without a shell?

No scales either.

18 posted on 07/30/2008 9:56:53 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: weegee

Hippogriff?


19 posted on 07/30/2008 9:57:07 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Clemenza
This is a de-shelled sea tortoise. Shows over folks! Nothing to see here!

Sure, sure. That's what They told you to say, isn't it?

20 posted on 07/30/2008 9:59:44 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Clemenza; Ezekiel; martin_fierro
This is a de-shelled sea tortoise. Shows over folks! Nothing to see here!

Ick! If that's what it is I'll never look at a tortoise the same way! (not that we exchange looks often...)

21 posted on 07/30/2008 10:00:55 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Sopater

....has anyone seen Helen Thomas lately????


22 posted on 07/30/2008 10:01:01 AM PDT by Hardshell
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To: robomatik
I think that was one of the earliest movies I have a memory of seeing in the theater. I couldn't have been older than 4 or 5.
23 posted on 07/30/2008 10:01:11 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the frequently disappointed but ever optimistic Mets fan.)
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To: Sopater
Historically, Montauk is a strange place. At least if you've ever listened to Art Bell or his descendants.
24 posted on 07/30/2008 10:03:57 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Sopater

BREAKING NEWS!!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi cancelled appearances publicing her book tour today when the body of a moonbat washed ashore on Montauk.

A spokesperson for the Speaker had this to say: “Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is in mourning after learning of the death of one of her 3 supporters. She is currently in seclusion mourning her loss.”

(/ big time sarc)


25 posted on 07/30/2008 10:05:11 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Centurion2000

“A tortise without a shell?
No scales either.”

I seem to remember that turtle and tortise shells have the backbone of these animals fused to it. The only place these shells slip on and off is in cartoons.

Of course, no scale and a single picture is par for the course for these mystery monsters. Presumably the photographer could have added these things but didn’t.

The teeth on the thing resemble a dog’s to me as does the rest of the body except for the snout.


26 posted on 07/30/2008 10:06:24 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: Sopater

"One time I caught a sixteen footer off of Montauk. Had to stick two barrels in 'im. Two, to wear 'im down and bring 'im up.
Nowadays these kids bring out everything. Radar. Sonar...'Lectric toothbrushes..."
27 posted on 07/30/2008 10:06:58 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Sopater

I don’t know if it’s a tortoise but I’d have to say it’s:

Maya, XSI or 3ds Max

But I’m not the computer graphics expert in my family.


28 posted on 07/30/2008 10:07:07 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Sopater

Al Gore ??


29 posted on 07/30/2008 10:07:31 AM PDT by LOC1
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To: Sopater

That’s what it looks like to me. Definately a tortise head, IMHO.


30 posted on 07/30/2008 10:09:21 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: isrul

Montauk is a fishing village/”real man’s” resort just east of the frou frou Hamptons. Great to visit, but a LONG and boring drive that reminds you of why they call it LONG Island!


31 posted on 07/30/2008 10:10:45 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: RandallFlagg

Quint was actually based on Frank Mundy, who was a deep sea fisherman and local legend around Montauk. I believe he is now in his 90s, but lives in Hawaii with a much younger woman.


32 posted on 07/30/2008 10:12:04 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Sopater

I’ve inspected the images very carefully under magnification. The writer is mistaken — it IS Lizzie Grubman!


33 posted on 07/30/2008 10:12:27 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Sopater

It has paws, hair and claws, that ain’t no turtle.

It is a dog that part of its nose is missing, see the lower canine tooth?


34 posted on 07/30/2008 10:15:58 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Sopater

35 posted on 07/30/2008 10:17:19 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: FlashBack

Hairless sea otter?


36 posted on 07/30/2008 10:18:26 AM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid!)
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To: Sopater

Looks like it’s making a last defiant gesture with it’s right hand.


37 posted on 07/30/2008 10:18:57 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Clemenza

Frank Mundus (Quite a character.)

http://www.fmundus.com/


38 posted on 07/30/2008 10:19:30 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Thanks for the correction. A great guy like Mundus deserves to have his name spelled correctly.


39 posted on 07/30/2008 10:21:11 AM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Sopater

The shell of the tortoise is its ribcage, take that off and you don’t find skin underneath, just lungs and stuff.


40 posted on 07/30/2008 10:21:34 AM PDT by Ender Wiggin
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To: Sopater

Fido - someone’s missing a small dog ....


41 posted on 07/30/2008 10:23:58 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do Our Politicians Will")
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To: east1234

That was my first thought, I searched the thread and you had already answered.

Good show!


42 posted on 07/30/2008 10:27:00 AM PDT by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: Clemenza
Now you're making me interested in visiting the place. But I hate long drives.
43 posted on 07/30/2008 10:28:13 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: SkyDancer

It is a partially decomposed small dog or cat.


44 posted on 07/30/2008 10:29:49 AM PDT by Concho (IRS--Americas real terrorist organization.)
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To: Concho

That’s what it looked like to me ... probably a dog that jumped off a boat ....


45 posted on 07/30/2008 10:31:25 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do Our Politicians Will")
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To: dragonblustar
Ping!
46 posted on 07/30/2008 10:34:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Sopater

The tail’s kind of long for a tortoise don’t you think?


47 posted on 07/30/2008 10:44:35 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: Sopater; Stephanie32

Ewww, lord a mighty, WTH is that? What are those ties on it? Someone had it tied up. It doesn’t look like it was malnourished but there has to be someone who knows what it is. Like whoever tied it up.


48 posted on 07/30/2008 10:47:37 AM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

OH, SWEET JESUS!


49 posted on 07/30/2008 10:50:53 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Obama is making me vote for McCain)
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To: Stephanie32

Just looked again, it appears its front legs are tied together. Makes the dog-paddle a little difficult.


50 posted on 07/30/2008 10:51:31 AM PDT by wrench
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