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Friday, July 27, 2012

LINK: Dead East River ‘monster’ confounds New Yorkers, animal experts Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dead-east-river-monster-confo

Photographer Denise Ginley shot pics of the rotting, sand-covered corpse on Sunday while strolling with her boyfriend along the Manhattan side of the East River.

Denise Ginley

Photographer Denise Ginley shot pics of the rotting, sand-covered corpse on Sunday while strolling with her boyfriend along the Manhattan side of the East River.

What the hell IS that thing?
A bloated, pig-like carcass spotted beneath the Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend has spooked New Yorkers buzzing about mutant river “monsters.”
Photographer Denise Ginley shot pics of the rotting, sand-covered corpse on Sunday. “My boyfriend and I were walking along the East River on our way to a farmer's market when we spotted it among some driftwood on a small stretch of sand below the Brooklyn Bridge that you can barely call a beach,” she emailed the Daily News.
PHOTOS: AMAZING ANIMAL ODDITIES
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Denise Ginley

Photographer Denise Ginley says, "We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures and then finally we decided to come back with my camera and I got up the courage to climb over the fence and get closer to it."

"We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures and then finally we decided to come back with my camera and I got up the courage to climb over the fence and get closer to it," she told the blog ANIMAL New York.
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In the post, titled “We’re Supposed to Believe the New East River Monster Is Just a Pig?” Daily Intel writer Joe Coscarelli tagged the rotting hulk photographed by Denise Ginley, "Wilbur."

Ginley sent the photos to Gothamist, which published them on Monday and sparked furious speculation -- and a few conspiracy theories -- on local blogs and social media.
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Photographer Denise Ginley thinks it is odd that the Parks Department so quickly said the creature was a “discarded cooked pig” and that the department “threw it out.”

Vickie Karp, a spokeswoman for the Parks Department, said the creature was a “discarded cooked pig” and that the department “threw it out.”


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dead-east-river-monster-confounds-new-yorkers-animal-experts-article-1.1121889#ixzz21mSy3nv5

4 comments:

Dan said...

Dead raccoon, which has been in the water long enough for the fur to drop out and the softest tissues around the mouth to decay away. Not a pig (count the digits of the feet) and not an unknown species.

Seriously, how many times are we going to see idiots reporting dead raccoons again? The last one was the so-called "Montauk monster", and was rightly rubbished in the press by every zoologist going, not that it stopped the usual suspects in the press from gibbering on as per usual.

Richard Freeman said...

Its not a pig as it has too many toes. There is no good shot of dentition to make a positive ID but i'd say it was another coon.

Richard Freeman said...

Its not a pig it has too many toes.
There is no goog shot of its dentition to make a positive ID but i'd say another coon.

Geordie-dave said...

It is obviously an outer space space monster from the outer regions of outer space.
I know an outer space space monster from the outer regions of outer space when I see one. And thats from outer space. Quick, call the army.