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Bizarre creature washed ashore in South Africa

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posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 06:53 PM
I thought teeth were embedded in a newborn mammal? I suppose the interior decay has been greater than the external decay, still kind of weird though.

edit on 10-7-2013 by smurfy because: Text.

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 07:45 PM

Originally posted by ThinkingCap

Originally posted by grubblesnert
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
Seriously here's what I see:

-The skull appears fractured/crushed (note broken upper teeth) this may have distorted and shrunken the porportions of the upper part of the skull.
-The body looks possibly dehydrated from being out in the sun after the "wash up"
-The torso appears twisted (reminds me of old fashion twist of chewing tobacco). This would also distort the natural shape, narrowing and elongating) of whatever this was before death.
- The arms look pretty darn long with paws like a sloth.
-The teeth are "bovine like" grinders, meaning it was a plant eater and no incisors detected. Monkeys have incisors

I'm going to say it's a Sloth.

Right, however it does not have the common teeth of a sloth. A simple google image search of "sloth teeth" shows that this isn't your regular sloth grill.
So what you are saying is this Sloth has had dental work......Hmm, Do you suppose it is a celebrity sloth of some sort?
I'm fasinated!
Thanks for sharing

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 07:55 PM
DNA would tell us immediately... but that would take the fun out of it, wouldn't it?

second line..
edit on 10/7/2013 by MarkJS because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 08:12 PM
Maybe it is just a big sea monkey?

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 09:28 PM
The legs are way too short for it to be a monkey and it doesnt look like those feet are for grabbing but the res when I zoom isnt that great.

It kinda looks like 3 parts head, torso and arms, legs.

So is it confirmed to be a gibbon or whatever?

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 09:59 PM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

Dead, is what it is.

what kind? Something with a split skull and thin arms. Not a monkey.

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 10:15 PM
I never realized that Gumby had big teeth like that

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 10:58 PM
reply to post by Agit8dChop

How much closer do you want?

A pic of the inside of it's anus?

Pics won't do crap. DNA tests will!

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 01:26 AM
My guess is that it's a primate, and it happens to be a type of lemur. Some of the more specialist lemur species appear to be herbivores and don't have large canines like most other primates do.

Something similar to this...

The tufts of what hair remains around the ears on the skull is also a common lemur trait.

Also lemur habitat overlaps coastal regions of Madagascar, and prevailing ocean currents could take a carcass all the way to South Africa.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 04:04 AM
According to the vet that examined the creature it is a baby baboon.

She said the creature had died from being bitten in the head and that its body was elongated because its grieving mother had carried it for weeks after its death.


posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 06:00 AM
Looks like Beta Ray Bill got his ass kicked.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 06:59 AM
It looks like a small monkey that has been in the salty sea water for a long time, turning the poor animal into a prune

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posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 07:08 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

Looks like a constricting type of snake got a hold of it. Broken face from the first attack then crushed the bones and swallowed. I have had my python spit out an animal it didn't like after destroying it and if you notice the animal in that picture looks twisted in the chest area on down. This being another reason I believe it could be a snake attack on a smaller primate.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 07:19 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

Look at the dentition. If a dog or some kind of monkey the canines would be much more prominent. Someone previously said a sloth. I have never seen sloth dentition so that would be my best guess also. Although that dentition looks very humanoid to me.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 08:24 AM
After looking at dentition pix of female baboons, I agree with the veterinarian--infant female baboon.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 08:54 AM
One of the local newspapers carried a report stating that it was a decomposed body of a female infant baboon.
The deformation of the body is reportedly due to the way the mother carried the dead infant by its tail after death, which some experts states is a not uncommon occurence amongst baboons. It is believed that the infant died due to what is called infanticide, which is when a new male baboon takes over the troop and kills all its rivals offspring.

P.s I am living in south africa and the newspaper i refer to is a long standing and trustworty publication.
edit on 11-7-2013 by Dmvr34 because: Added some info

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 08:55 AM



Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the remains of Osama!

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 08:56 AM
Looks like the remains of an old purified mummy...or oddly shaped beef jerky...


posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

Where did you get your info? A link or something more would be nice.

posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

It's one of those sloth's that has that diseases that makes it appear starving. On destination truth TV show they encountered something similar in Africa that freaked out the locals, who even had pictures of it alive before it attacked a boy. It's a rare-ish condition that happens to them. They did an autopsy and everything.

It was season 2 or 3 I think.

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