Can anyone identify this animal?

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« on: 05/08/2008 11:39:53 »


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« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2008 12:25:51 »
Looks a bit fishy to me...

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The anomalous gradation of tone in the green box suggests it's a photo-montage.

(If it is a real animal I wouldn't like to meet it on a dark night: the teeth are of a carnivore). 

Here is an article with tips on how to spot faked photos.
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« Reply #2 on: 05/08/2008 16:09:07 »
It certainly appears to be a composite of some sort.

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« Reply #3 on: 05/08/2008 19:02:57 »
It does look like a dog with the upper half of a turtle's head grafted onto it.  The fingers/toes look a bit long though.  There's some very clear photoshoppery going on too - that green square needs to be a little wider.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #4 on: 05/08/2008 21:07:56 »
Someone is giving us "the single-finger salute"  [:)]

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« Reply #5 on: 05/08/2008 21:41:51 »
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« Reply #6 on: 05/08/2008 21:42:40 »
Those teeth certainly look like dog's teeth.
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« Reply #7 on: 06/08/2008 03:46:47 »
It's difficult to tell without a sense of scale... but that looks like a garden variety promotion to me.

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« Reply #8 on: 06/08/2008 10:09:39 »
It's difficult to tell without a sense of scale... but that looks like a garden variety promotion to me.

A what?
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« Reply #9 on: 06/08/2008 13:07:12 »
" Can anyone identify this animal?"
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« Reply #10 on: 06/08/2008 13:32:40 »
Nah, it's just resting after a long flight from the fjords  [:D]
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« Reply #11 on: 06/08/2008 14:32:11 »
It's actually a raccoon. It had been decaying in the water of the lake. The flesh of the ends of the face and limbs deteriorate first, apparently, exposing the bone. The body bloats, and the fur falls out.

See: http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2008/08/the_montauk_monster.php
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jp4K3ZFfi5A
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« Reply #12 on: 06/08/2008 14:57:18 »
Well, that's killed this thread good & proper!
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« Reply #13 on: 06/08/2008 16:12:08 »
It could be a warthog
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« Reply #14 on: 07/08/2008 03:07:11 »
It's difficult to tell without a sense of scale... but that looks like a garden variety promotion to me.

A what?


a promotional tool... I was thinking the world would be exposed to some huge budget movie franchise that would take over the world (temporarily) post Olympic Games.

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« Reply #15 on: 07/08/2008 08:37:59 »
Ah, I see.
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« Reply #16 on: 07/08/2008 09:58:30 »
yes, but Science foiled me again.


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« Reply #17 on: 07/08/2008 23:38:01 »
It has a nasty habit of doing things like that.
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