East River Monster

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The "East River Monster" was an animal carcass that washed ashore on a beach under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, New York. It was photographed by Denise Ginley on July 22, 2012.[1][2][3][4] The creature has been compared to the Montauk Monster discovered four years earlier. The NYC Parks Department said that it was a discarded cooked pig,[5] but Ginley says "the feet are not pig-like at all," and that there were "No hooves or cloven feet to be seen — it definitely had five toes on all its paws, front and back."[3] Paul Curtis, a naturalist professor at Cornell University, identified the animal as a small dog after examining the photos.[6]

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  1. ^ "Dead East River ‘monster’ confounds New Yorkers, animal experts". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  2. ^ Jen Carlson. "Graphic Photo Shows Bloated Rat Monster Washed Up Near East River". Gothamist. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ a b Coscarelli, Joe. "We’re Supposed to Believe the New East River Monster Is Just a Pig? - Daily Intel". Nymag.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  4. ^ "'Monster' washes up on New York beach". Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Strange Creature Spotted Near the East River Was Not a Monster! | ANIMAL". Animalnewyork.com. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  6. ^ Jen Carlson. "Animal Expert Tells Us "East River Monster" Was A Dog". Gothamist. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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