Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mystery creature washes up in New York, puzzles New Yorkers
Photographs of a mysterious carcass likened to the 'Montauk Monster' have been circulating the internet.
The pictures were taken by Denise Ginley who spotted the creature beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and dubbed it 'The East River Monster'. The New York City Parks Department claimed that the animal was a pig until keen-eyed observers pointed out that it had claws as oppose to trotters. "Several other people were looking and taking photos, and everyone had a different opinion about what it was (suggestions included giant rat, dog, pig, monster, and seal)," said Ginley.
"Obviously I thought it was gross, but it was just so strange looking I wanted to get closer ... strangely enough, it did not smell, maybe because it had been in the water so long."