Skip to comments.Montauk Monster: Property of the USDA?
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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Looks like ManBearPig’s pet, TurtleDachshundPig. ;)
Tastes like chicken.
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?
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.
Poor thing. I think it’s someone’s partially decomposed dog
Plum I. /USDA
Island of Dr. Moreau / HG Wells
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.
Al Gore after the end of the global warming farce??
Whatever it is, it seems to know the International sign of discontent...............
I think its Stitch...from the Lilo and Stitch cartoon!
The Dogs of Satan are being releases by the melting ice caps. The final hours are upon us. The Rapture is near!
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.
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? Cant we just once have a mermaid wash up? Huh?
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.
Hey, that IS Zuul.
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!
Weird. They don’t give any size to the animal.
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.
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.
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.
There is no beak on that thing, and the teeth are actually quite normal looking.
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.
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.
Sorry for thr multiple posts everyone. Next time, I’ll read all the posts and respond to that at once.
Perhaps you could find some anatomy texts or other pics from the net to verify your contentions??
thanks for the ping!
That’s not a jack-a-lope with its antlers broken off, is it?
35 feet long.
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.
Did anyone report a satellite crash in the vicinity?
It has 3 hind legs? Sorry, that's a tail.
I wonder if you are first one to get my reference...
I can’t ever recall seeing a dog’s teeth like that.
But I’m no vet nor expert.
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.
Ghostbusters hellhound, right?
Dang! That’s ONE UGLY CRITTER!
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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.
btw is there ANYwhere that says or shows the relative size of the animal?
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.
Give me a break. That’s the maxilla showing, devoid of flesh, not a beak.
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