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Montauk Monster: Property of the USDA?
Associated content.com ^ | July 30th, 2008 | By Carol Bengle Gilbert,

Posted on 07/30/2008 10:44:38 AM PDT by Perdogg

An unknown creature that washed up on the beach in Montauk, New York, has been dubbed the "Montauk Monster" and captivated the American imagination.

Speculation about the identity of the Montauk Monster is rampant. Many skeptical Americans believe that the Montauk Monster a publicity stunt. The most conspiracy-minded are sure the Montauk monster is detritus from a sinister government operation. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-operated Plum Island animal testing facility is nearby, fueling the belief that the USDA is responsible; some would see the Montauk Monster as a hideous USDA experiment gone wrong while others might consider it a not -so-unexpected byproduct of animal experimentation. The simplest explanation might be that the Montauk Monster is a natural mutation of some sort of ordinary Earth animal, but which one?

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: callingartbell; cryptobiology; montauk; montaukmonster; tortoise; turtle
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1 posted on 07/30/2008 10:50:03 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: dragonblustar; Quix

ping


2 posted on 07/30/2008 10:53:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Zuuuuulll


3 posted on 07/30/2008 10:53:26 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Don't yuk my yum)
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To: Perdogg

Looks like ManBearPig’s pet, TurtleDachshundPig. ;)


4 posted on 07/30/2008 10:54:20 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Perdogg

Photoshop?


5 posted on 07/30/2008 10:55:57 AM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: Perdogg

Ketchup, anyone?


6 posted on 07/30/2008 10:56:53 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Perdogg

Tastes like chicken.


7 posted on 07/30/2008 10:58:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Very odd whatever it is! I think there are many creatures in our workd that haven’t been found yet, perhaps this is one? Someone on tv suggested maybe a turtle missing it’s shell?


8 posted on 07/30/2008 10:59:42 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Except that a turtle’s shell is part of its skeletal system. You couldn’t take a turtle out of its shell without exposing its internal organs.


9 posted on 07/30/2008 11:03:27 AM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Muslims" yet?)
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To: Perdogg

Poor thing. I think it’s someone’s partially decomposed dog


10 posted on 07/30/2008 11:04:57 AM PDT by nuconvert (Obama - Preferred by 4 out of 5 Dictators & Terrorists)
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To: Perdogg

Plum I. /USDA
Island of Dr. Moreau / HG Wells


11 posted on 07/30/2008 11:05:50 AM PDT by Cold Heart (The end of the global warming hoax is in sight)
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To: chris_bdba

Cannot be a turtle missing it’s shell- a turtle’s spine and ribs are fused to the carapace (shell). This is some kind of mutant mammal or photoshop hoax.


12 posted on 07/30/2008 11:06:07 AM PDT by Kolb (Use wisely your power of choice)
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To: Perdogg

Al Gore after the end of the global warming farce??


13 posted on 07/30/2008 11:08:04 AM PDT by LOC1
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To: Perdogg
A small detail, perhaps overlooked?


14 posted on 07/30/2008 11:10:07 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Perdogg

Whatever it is, it seems to know the International sign of discontent...............


15 posted on 07/30/2008 11:11:11 AM PDT by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: Perdogg

I think its Stitch...from the Lilo and Stitch cartoon!


16 posted on 07/30/2008 11:12:31 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Perdogg

The Dogs of Satan are being releases by the melting ice caps. The final hours are upon us. The Rapture is near!


17 posted on 07/30/2008 11:14:25 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Perdogg

I have resisted believing some of the persistent multi-sourced stories of government genetic experiments and manipulations involving all manner of cross species ‘creations.’

Guess I’m going to have to adjust my sensibilities and my beliefs.

Clearly looks like a mammal with some bird/??? head things going on.

Clearly we have some wholesale evil folks in charge of far too much money and far too much pricey equipment.


18 posted on 07/30/2008 11:26:39 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Perdogg

Why is it that every unknown creature that washes up on a beach is a disgusting, slime covered horrible, smelly creature that makes you first go Yuk when you see it? Can’t we just once have a mermaid wash up? Huh?


19 posted on 07/30/2008 11:30:09 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Quix

I don’t think it’s a beak. If you look closely, lit looks like it’s got a normal dog snout, but the the lips have sloughed off due to being in the water and marine animal activity.


20 posted on 07/30/2008 11:30:46 AM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: CharlieOK1

Hey, that IS Zuul.


21 posted on 07/30/2008 11:31:13 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: Daffynition

In it’s final act of defiance, it flips the world off!

What’s with that cravat tied to that same “arm”? Looks like it’s tied off with a square knot!

HMMMMM!


22 posted on 07/30/2008 11:33:17 AM PDT by JDoutrider (Obama: The Hype and Chains candidate)
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To: avacado

Weird. They don’t give any size to the animal.


23 posted on 07/30/2008 11:33:54 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Malacoda

I don’t recall any of the dog’s skeletons I’ve seen remotely looking like that . . . not those kind of teeth, not the curved beak kind of upper part.


24 posted on 07/30/2008 11:34:12 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: swatbuznik

Okay, did a little more looking around, there’s a site that thinks it’s viral campaign for a crytids television show on the Cartoon Network (”cryptidsarereal.com”). I’d lay my money on that.


25 posted on 07/30/2008 11:37:06 AM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: Perdogg

The beak is nothing but the exposed nasal septum. I’m guessing that if that thing had all its hair and soft flesh attached, it’d be easily recognized.


26 posted on 07/30/2008 11:38:41 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Quix

There is no beak on that thing, and the teeth are actually quite normal looking.


27 posted on 07/30/2008 11:39:55 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Quix

There is no beak on that thing, and the teeth are actually quite normal looking for a pig. So that’s my guess. If that’s a long tail behind it, I’d obviously be rong, but I believe it’s a partly buried hind leg. The “beak” is a nasal septum: that I’m quite sure of.


28 posted on 07/30/2008 11:43:29 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Malacoda

I think you’re right about the snout, but the structure of the jaw and teeth is all wrong for a dog. I’m guessing a pig.


29 posted on 07/30/2008 11:44:45 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Sorry for thr multiple posts everyone. Next time, I’ll read all the posts and respond to that at once.


30 posted on 07/30/2008 11:45:35 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Perhaps you could find some anatomy texts or other pics from the net to verify your contentions??


31 posted on 07/30/2008 11:50:53 AM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Owl558; Leo Farnsworth; Alas Babylon!; DeLaine; webschooner; lowbridge; Angelas; presidio9; ...
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If you would like to be on the Crypto Ping list, please let me know.

Thanks, Dragonblustar

32 posted on 07/30/2008 11:53:55 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Perdogg

thanks for the ping!

: )


33 posted on 07/30/2008 11:59:14 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Perdogg

That’s not a jack-a-lope with its antlers broken off, is it?


34 posted on 07/30/2008 12:06:56 PM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: swatbuznik
Weird. They don’t give any size to the animal.

35 feet long.

Be afraid.

35 posted on 07/30/2008 12:19:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: Quix

I don’t immediately come up with pics of a pig in that state of partial decomposition. But notice the oversized incisors on the lower jaw, the gap between the incisors and the molars, the difference in color between the “beak” and the skull (cartlidge color!), and the fact that the “beak” is in fact, much more narrow than the jaw. And you tell me that hof is anything other than a pigs’!

My only problem is that the portion of the skull anterior to the eyes seems awfully short for a pig.


36 posted on 07/30/2008 12:34:09 PM PDT by dangus
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obama’s mount!


37 posted on 07/30/2008 12:36:14 PM PDT by McKayopectate
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To: Perdogg

Chupacabra ????
http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=TSHB,TSHB:2007-36,TSHB:en&q=chupacabra&um=1&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title


38 posted on 07/30/2008 12:58:48 PM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Esther Ruth
CLOVERFIELD!

Did anyone report a satellite crash in the vicinity?

39 posted on 07/30/2008 1:39:46 PM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: dangus
If that’s a long tail behind it, I’d obviously be rong, but I believe it’s a partly buried hind leg.

It has 3 hind legs? Sorry, that's a tail.

40 posted on 07/30/2008 2:05:26 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Thank you Dith Pran for showing us what Communism brings)
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To: WayneS

I wonder if you are first one to get my reference...


41 posted on 07/30/2008 2:12:05 PM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Don't yuk my yum)
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To: Malacoda

I can’t ever recall seeing a dog’s teeth like that.

But I’m no vet nor expert.


42 posted on 07/30/2008 2:27:00 PM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: dangus

Hmmmmm.

thx.


43 posted on 07/30/2008 2:28:02 PM PDT by Quix (key QUOTES POLS 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Teacher317

I see a left hind leg, a right hind leg, the start of a tail, and a continuation of something after the right hind leg intersects with the start of a tail. That continuation is either the tail, or more of the second leg. Although it’s possible that the creature is on top of the bottom portion of its own leg, I believe the “tail” is the remainder of the leg.


44 posted on 07/30/2008 2:57:20 PM PDT by dangus
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To: CharlieOK1

Ghostbusters hellhound, right?


45 posted on 07/30/2008 2:58:07 PM PDT by dangus
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46 posted on 07/30/2008 4:44:27 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: Perdogg

looks like a dog or perhaps some ungulate with a rotted away snout (so what looks like a beak is actually the maxilla without any flesh on it.

Anything that’s been in the water dead for a while will lose the hair also.

So many people can’t tell the difference between a wirehaired fox terrier and a schnauzer that I wouldn’t rely on joe six pack to tell me what a half decomposed dog is from a picture from ONE angle.


47 posted on 07/30/2008 8:20:59 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: Perdogg

btw is there ANYwhere that says or shows the relative size of the animal?


48 posted on 07/30/2008 8:22:52 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: nuconvert

I think you’re right. I was going to suggest a loser from a dogfighting ring that they wanted to dispose of, but the tail is too long. They wouldn’t fight a dog with an undocked tail unless they were using it as bait for training other fighters. That very well could be this animal’s sad story.


49 posted on 07/30/2008 8:26:57 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: Quix

Give me a break. That’s the maxilla showing, devoid of flesh, not a beak.


50 posted on 07/30/2008 8:28:57 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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