posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 06:48 PM
That's an otter, bless it's soul
When a corpse has been immersed in water for even a short period, it starts to bloat and become pretty grotesque. There have been cases where a body
has been found in water, and people have struggled to ID it due to the bloating.
The fur loss is again from the subersion in water, as the skin bloats, the fur would begin to fall out. Thats not to mention more distortion from the
corpse being bashed against the rocks by the force of the waves.
These 'montauk monster' threads are getting pretty old. I'd have thought most people here could tell an otter, even a bloated dead one. I expect
you guys in the USA will be seeing more of these poor things washing up on your beaches as the oil makes it's way up east coast from the gulf.