Mystery monster washes ashore on Long Island

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 Mystery monster washes ashore on Long Island
Viral marketing suspected.

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  1. (spits out coffee)

  2. MarcusQ says:

    Damn that looks like that demon dog from the Hack/Slash!!

  3. Torsten Adair says:

    What… you’ve never seen a rat before? Ever since the market for mail-order alligators has almost disappeared, the rats have exploited that empty niche of the sewer system and have thrived here in New York City.

  4. Heidi, it’s “ON” Long Island! Having grown up there, it’s a pet peeve. ;-)

    Also, having grown up there, I’m glad I never tripped over one of those on the beach!

    Best,
    Rich

  5. Michael says:

    Awwwwww… who’s the cutest little abomination before the Lord? Who is?

  6. Ok, whose pitbull has been messing around with my chickens?

  7. So that’s why there are never any people swimming in the water at the Hamptons! And property values there, falling. Little wonder..

  8. It’s the Hell Hound of Gozer!

  9. Poking around a little bit, some people seem to think it’s viral marketing for the Cartoon Network site “Cryptids Are Real,” which is promotion for their upcoming show “The Secret Saturdays,” created by cartoonist Jay Stephens!

  10. Sphinx Magoo says:

    Here’s the website: http://www.cryptidsarereal.com/

    Secret Saturdays is a project involving comic dude Jay Stephens. There was a preview of Secret Saturdays in one DC’s CN comics (Action Pack, I think)… it might still be one the stands now. The design looks like it owes a lot to the HB cartoons of the 60’s with a lot of Alex Toth-influenced designs. I picked it up for my kids and it made me think: “This is what would happen if those monsters on Scooby-Doo were real. There’d be a team like this going after them!”

    P.S. – I’m not working for them. Although I probably should. :P

  11. Paul Kupperberg says:

    Damn, there’s never a Weekly World News around when you really need it!!

  12. This is copied straight from gawker, and makes a little more sense to me then weird viral marketing:
    As someone who has experience dealing with skeletal remains of both humans and animals (I’m in the forensic field, not a serial killer), as well as a fairly good knowledge of the decomp process, I agree with Snowden. It’s a dog.

    The dentition is also a giveaway — it’s got what looks like typical canid teeth, with a large canine tooth, probably 4 premolars (I can’t tell from the photo, but it looks like one may have fallen out), and 2 molars on the lower jaw. The large first molar is called a “carnassial” tooth, something shared by all carnivores. The skull shape is clearly canid — it’s not a bear (size, shape, and teeth are all wrong) and it’s not a cat (too big and the snout is too elongated).

    [After this post, Snowden, another commentator with some background and this cat-skiingthek12, had this follow-up conversation]

    skiingtheK12 at 06:29 PM on 07/29/08 Reply by Email
    @arguablythemostfamous: See my earlier post re: the carnassial tooth in the back. And that big-ass tooth in the front of the mandible? It’s a perfectly normal canine.

    Also, it’s not a beak…it just looks beak-like from the angle and the fact that the tissue is gone from the snout.

    @Snowden: Also, maybe I’m being optimistic, but I’m not sure that’s something tied on the paw. It looks like it could be a remnant of the “slipped” skin that still has a bit of fur attached to it (note: “skin slippage” is a part of the decomposition process wherein the outer layer slips off — in this case, taking fur with it). I think I see a little bit of fur on the tail and the side of the skull where the ears were.

    Snowden at 06:42 PM on 07/29/08
    @skiingtheK12: I see what you’re talking about, but would the paws just naturally settle right together like that? The fact that it’s washed up on the beach still strikes me as odd, though a more innocent explanation would definitely be nice. Can you take a guess at how long it’s been dead from the photo?

  13. Timothcat says:

    Nothing mysterious about this. It’s a turtle with no shell. Now you know why they those have shells, they are ******* ugly without ‘em.

  14. Dammit, Fluffy! You come home RIGHT NOW!

  15. Something tells me that photo’s not quite cute enough to be an ad for a new Cartoon Network kids show, you weirdos.

  16. It looks like it’s flipping us off.

  17. Patrick Dean says:

    Ozymandias’s plan failed. I guess he’ll go larger next time.

  18. I think it’s flippin us all off……edible?

  19. Now I’m hungry for one of those roasting ducks in the window of the Golden Dragon restaurant downstairs…..

  20. That’s it. Lunch break!

  21. Timothcat says:

    Oops, turns out it can’t be a turtle. Popular consencus elsewhere is that it’s a dog. Experts say it’s more likely a raccoon. It was carted off by some unknown people so no way to actually know.

  22. Patrick Dean says:

    It looks like some mammal with its snout and ears rotted off. I’m all for bigfoot creatures and chuppacabras, but I think it’s just some poor dead beast missing some body parts some hungry lobster chewed off before it washed up on the beach.

  23. Steve Taylor says:

    It’s a Gila-Monkey.

  24. sad……..

  25. but marketing for what??

  26. Breezy says:

    It is weird it has a beak no skin and a tail.my aunt is a truck driver and she went to road island and she left her dog go to the bathroom and her dog brought back what looked like a dinosaur kinda of like a baby T rex it was about the size of a chihuahua.

  27. Breezy says:

    It is weird it has a beak no skin and a tail.my aunt is a truck driver and she went to road island and she left her dog go to the bathroom and her dog brought back what looked like a dinosaur kinda of like a baby T rex it was about the size of a chihuahua.

  28. Breezy says:

    It is weird it has a beak no skin and a tail.my aunt is a truck driver and she went to road island and she left her dog go to the bathroom and her dog brought back what looked like a dinosaur kinda of like a baby T rex it was about the size of a chihuahua.

  29. texas says:

    I wondered where my ex wife ended up…

  30. Don’t you understand people?!!

    It’s a message from NORTH KOREA: We’re not shutting down our nuclear facilities.

    ~

    Coat

  31. It looks like a gargoil… the one that chased rick morranes in ghostbusters…..it’s a demonic animal….signs are everywhere! believe it or not…

  32. It looks like a gargoil… the one that chased rick morranes in ghostbusters…..it’s a demonic animal….signs are everywhere! believe it or not…

  33. It looks like a gargoil… the one that chased rick morranes in ghostbusters…..it’s a demonic animal….signs are everywhere! believe it or not…

  34. gargoyle, not gargoil doofus

  35. I know this sounds sick, but I believe it’s a dog that’s been experimented on.

    I don’t trust Science DNA experiments.

  36. hounds rye says:
  37. IVETTE IRIZARRY says:

    this got a face as a tourtle,and you never know what is under the sea,god create all the creatures and it might be one of them

  38. james says:

    I am gozer, are you the key master?

  39. james says:

    I am gozer, are you the key master?

  40. it is what it is

  41. It does not look like a monster! It looks helpless and sweet. I think someone burned the poor thing.

  42. It does not look like a monster! It looks helpless and sweet. I think someone burned the poor thing.

  43. This is a Damn Chupacabra! No turtle or raccoon looks like that!

  44. This is a Damn Chupacabra! No turtle or raccoon looks like that!

  45. or…….a mix of Ethan Hawke and Clay Aiken!!!! LOL

  46. McKayla Q says:

    dang that look like yo mama

  47. McKayla Q says:

    dang that look like yo mama

  48. its a demon i have a feeling!

  49. Tommy -2 tone says:

    We think it looks like a deformed PIG!

  50. chucky cheese says:

    This is a sign from god the end is near get right 253.

  51. it really looks like a full grown sea turtle that the shell may have came off because they can’t live without the shell…

  52. Monique says:

    This is clearly a stunt by JK Rowling to sell Harry Potter Book, Movies and Memorabilia.

  53. Monique says:

    This is clearly a stunt by JK Rowling to sell Harry Potter Books, Movies and Memorabilia.

  54. Anthony Sango says:

    daaayuuum… see what happens when you leave your Big Macs and twinkies in the garbage? the local chupacabra eats, grows HUGE hips and dies of a heartbeat. alls well that ends well : )

  55. LMAO…………I THINK ITS ELLIOT SPITZER AND ASHLEY DUPRE’S LOVE CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Jonathan says:

    That “beak” DOES look an awful lot like http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Fossil_Galleries/Mammalia/Procyon-lotor/Procyonb.htm which is a racoon skull, just like the experts say/

  57. Not many people think the same way as you. That includes me.. sorry :)

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