Skip to comments.'Montauk Monster' Mystery Gets More Mysterious (FOXNEWS) (NEW picture)
Posted on 08/01/2008 6:56:43 PM PDT by Terriergal
Later in the day, the three women who said they'd come across the purplish flotsam a few weeks ago showed off a second snapshot of it on a digital camera.
"It exists," Rachel Goldberg, Courtney Fruin and Jenna Hewitt asserted on local cable channel Plum TV, denying suspicions that they'd Photoshopped a picture of a dead dog.
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I still can't figure out what it is. The thing that throws me is the lack of upper incisors, like a ruminant (I kept saying ungulate yesterday and for that I apologize). But that there appear to be canines like any number of animal families (things like Raccoons, felines, canines, pigs even, etc.)
I look at pig skulls and see far too much tooth development in the top to match the photos. BUT I cannot find pictues of immature swine skulls (of any breed/species).
And ARE there canines or even broken canines hidden under what flesh is still there? I dunno.
I look at the feet and am not sure I can see enough to judge whether the animal once had hooves. Decomposition or a few medical issues can cause the hooves to fall off. But I am unfamiliar with what the tissue underneath would look like at that point.
As in "Plum Island'?
The poor creature looks like it's been grafted together.
So they have the animal. Why can’t the scientists who are so dismissive about it, do a DNA test on it?
The scientists just want to look at a picture and dismiss it. They have the dang animal!! Go look at it “experts”!
I know a guy who caught someone dropping off 5 raccoon carcasses in the alley behind a local Chinese Take-out.
Just thought I’d throw that in there.
Looks like a dog, with the nose and turbinate structures behind it missing.
The thinner flesh around the mouth is missing, exposing the lower and upper jaw bones.
I found a dog skeleton in the desert near Holser Canyon (Where Steel Challenge is), and the entire “nose structure” was missing from the Jacobsens’ Organ pits up almost to between the orbits, though the rest of the skull looked intact. Sort of similar, but mine had been baked in the sun, rather than soaked in salt water.
This poor creature, is the tragic end of the first welfare recipient, after a lifetime of Government handouts.
Speculation immediately arose that it might be a hitherto unknown marine mammal, a sea turtle without its shell, an artful Photoshop creation or cue the “ X-Files” theme an escaped experiment from the government animal-disease research facility on Plum Island, just offshore from Montauk. ....................... Sounds like someone was reading the comments on FR?
One thing for sure: It’s a male.
I don’t know about the mysterious creature but there’s certainly no mystery that Plum’s Nick Leighton is very GAY!
Lispy Boy there was seriesly creepier than any alien life form.
Since sea turtles spines are attached to their shell, I tend to lean towards the escaped experiment. :oP
That story says a witness says it was 2.5 to 3 feet long.
He bothered me more than the dead thing
It’s difficult to tell because the body likely is bloated, fur of course gone, and we have no frame of reference for size. My guess is a rabbit.
Oh I take that back, hadn’t seen the photo at Fox, only the lousy video with the gay guy. The other poster is right, it’s a dog.
I kind of thought dog... but wondered where the upper front teeth all went.
I agree it looks like any number of mammalian skulls with the soft nose tissue missing. But what about the upper teeth? The only things I can think of with no upper teeth are most ruminants. And those, I can’t think of one that has lower canines.
I can think of a few that have long upper canines such as musk deer and chinese water deer.
2.5 to 3 feet
dog? I dunno about your dog but mine has teeth in the upper front of its mouth...
It was a dog the first 4 times it was posted, and it is still a dog.
“It was a dog the first 4 times it was posted, and it is still a dog.”
Comb a dog, shave a dog, it’s still a dog.
Its the (animal) change I can believe in. This is that creatures moment.
I think it is dog that has been in the water for a while. The hair is gone and some sea creature has eaten the nose, leaving nothing but the facial bones.
On the close-up of the head you can see the sockets where the teeth were on the top jaw.
Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk
GAWKER | Tue Jul 29 2008
Posted on 07/30/2008 9:39:30 AM PDT by Sopater
Alien invasion or viral blitz? (creature washes up on Long Island)
Daily Telegraph | 7-30-08 | unattributed
Posted on 07/30/2008 9:00:43 AM PDT by dynachrome
Montauk Monster: Property of the USDA?
Associated content.com | July 30th, 2008 | By Carol Bengle Gilbert
Posted on 07/30/2008 10:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
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
We have no idea what killed the animal or what post-mortem damage has occurred, but the lower jaw is very distinctive and matches that of a dog, plus the nose cavity. Also in reexamining the photos, the tail of the dog is clearly visible as well as the ears, and the legs and overall body proportions are consistent as well.