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Bizarre Creature Washes Up On N.Y. Shore
WNBC ^ | 7/31/08

Posted on 08/01/2008 12:22:49 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

NEW YORK -- Is it real or is it a hoax? That's what many are asking after the corpse of a bizarre-looking creature with a dinosaur-like beak washed up on a Long Island shore this week.

A tipster told Gawker.com that there is "a government animal testing facility very close by" where the creature washed ashore. But government biologists contacted by Hamptons-based Web site Plum said after looking at the pictures that "no such creature exists," according to Gawker.

The woman who took the photo of the creature's corpse on the shore, along with two others who claim to have seen the "Montauk Monster," will appear on Plum's Web show to discuss the sighting.

While neighboring towns are abuzz with talk of the creature -- is it a sea turtle? a rodent? a dog? -- no one knows for sure.

Those who claim to have seen it told Newsday they were "shocked and amazed."

And if it were a real animal, one county executive said, it could make some money as an attraction.

"If this could be certified as the Suffolk version of the Loch Ness monster, we'd sell tickets and get a lot of revenue," County Executive Steve Levy told Newsday.



TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: callingartbell; longisland; monster; montauk; montaukmonster

1 posted on 08/01/2008 12:22:50 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Can anyone tell if it’s photoshoped?


2 posted on 08/01/2008 12:23:29 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

If you watch south park — you will know, its Al Gore’s “man-bear-pig.” /s


3 posted on 08/01/2008 12:25:45 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
It looks like a movie prop, not a Photoshop.
4 posted on 08/01/2008 12:25:47 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A beak and teeth. Amazing, if genuine


5 posted on 08/01/2008 12:25:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
If it's not photo shopped, I'd say it was a dog that got itself mutilated by a bunch of punk kids and tossed into the ocean. I don't think it's a new species and I certainly don't think the BIG gubermint had anything to do with it.
6 posted on 08/01/2008 12:26:17 PM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: Come in and get taxed)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

El Chupacabra


7 posted on 08/01/2008 12:28:21 PM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: mainestategop
I certainly don't think the BIG gubermint had anything to do with it.

Interestingly though, Plum Island is nearby. A secret military facility where they do experimental animal research.

It's the kind of place that would appear in a Dean Koontz or Stephen King novel.

8 posted on 08/01/2008 12:29:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Foxnews has another picture.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,396182,00.html


9 posted on 08/01/2008 12:29:55 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Its right arm seems to have a piece of fabric or something tied around it.

I have no guess what this thing might be........maybe a big turtle missing its shell.


10 posted on 08/01/2008 12:31:19 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( "the difference between Obama and Osama is just a little b.s.")
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To: dead

That’s a good guess but there sure are a lot of articles on it.

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&tab=wn&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1232170674

Seems like by now they’d have done some kind of autopsy.


11 posted on 08/01/2008 12:32:43 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A shaved beaver?


12 posted on 08/01/2008 12:33:17 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: camerakid400

It’s a dog, probably a rot of some kind.

The “beak” is just cartilge of the nose pulled back from being in the water.

Being blunt, you can see the dog testicals, tail, legs, and jaw. Clearly a mammal.

Bloat and water is all.


13 posted on 08/01/2008 12:34:10 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan ("Jesse Jackson was an important figure; paving the way for Osama bin Laden to appear" -- Dan Rather)
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To: dead
Plum Island was the vacation spot Clarice tried to bribe Hannibal Lector.

I thought it was fiction.

14 posted on 08/01/2008 12:34:56 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: camerakid400
TANKS!

15 posted on 08/01/2008 12:36:47 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Plum Island was the vacation spot Clarice tried to bribe Hannibal Lector. I thought it was fiction.

It's a real place, with alot of security and urban legends surrounding it. Anthrax research goes on there for sure.

16 posted on 08/01/2008 12:38:21 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Those two front teeth are strange.


17 posted on 08/01/2008 12:41:22 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It’s probably that lazy Commie Governor Corslime, lying on a beach instead of working. Typical lib.


18 posted on 08/01/2008 12:51:23 PM PDT by exile ("Get off the phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

17 posts and no one has added the Helen Thomas photo yet?


19 posted on 08/01/2008 12:53:07 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: exile
"It’s probably that lazy Commie Governor Corslime, lying on a beach instead of working."

I doubt it. If you look at the front feet, this thing was wearing some kind of restraints at the time of the accident.

20 posted on 08/01/2008 12:54:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
OK, I'm not sure what it is but I've got three guesses.

My first thought was this was part of a promo for the new X-Files movie. But, from what I've read about the movie it doesn't seem to fit.

Could it be the younger sister of Helen Thomas?

I've read that the Obambi campaign is trying to soften the image of the annointed one's wife. This thing does appear to be flipping the bird- could it possibly be America's Unhappiest Millionaire midway through her makeover?
21 posted on 08/01/2008 1:07:04 PM PDT by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

It’s either a racoon or a dog.


22 posted on 08/01/2008 1:29:25 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan ("Jesse Jackson was an important figure; paving the way for Osama bin Laden to appear" -- Dan Rather)
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To: philled
Hey it might just be a relative of Keith Overbite !
23 posted on 08/01/2008 1:37:13 PM PDT by mobacho
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To: Joe 6-pack
A shaved beaver?

Thanks for that! I just spit Coke on my keyboard.
24 posted on 08/01/2008 2:00:03 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Photobucket
25 posted on 08/01/2008 2:03:12 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: muir_redwoods

turtle-like


26 posted on 08/01/2008 2:04:30 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Dr. Ursus
Those two front teeth are strange


27 posted on 08/01/2008 2:11:33 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Clint N. Suhks

28 posted on 08/01/2008 2:16:14 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Twas only a matter of time...


29 posted on 08/01/2008 2:17:54 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

30 posted on 08/01/2008 2:22:13 PM PDT by GOPyouth ("Change that works for Him!")
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To: Clint N. Suhks

That’s Charles Schumer’s aborted love child.


31 posted on 08/01/2008 2:35:39 PM PDT by weeder
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To: InsensitiveConservative

You beat me to it. Nothing more bizarre than the beak on that one!


32 posted on 08/01/2008 3:14:57 PM PDT by Defiant (It pains my brain to vainly vote McCain.)
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To: dead
I think that beast often goes by the name of Waxman... from California.

Very slimy, ugly.

33 posted on 08/01/2008 4:05:57 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

whatever it is, looks like its front two legs were tied together.


34 posted on 08/01/2008 9:10:20 PM PDT by HollyB
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dead tortoise out of its shell.

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GAWKER | Tue Jul 29 2008
Posted on 07/30/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT by Sopater
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Posted on 07/30/2008 9:00:43 AM PDT by dynachrome
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2053724/posts

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Posted on 07/30/2008 10:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
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Posted on 08/01/2008 6:56:43 PM PDT by Terriergal
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2055201/posts


35 posted on 08/01/2008 10:54:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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