East River Monster
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. 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, 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." Paul Curtis, a naturalist professor at Cornell University, identified the animal as a small dog after examining the photos.
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