New 'Montauk Monster' Washes Up on Long Island Beach

It's baaaack.

Long after last summer's "Montauk Monster" rotted away, another mysterious animal carcass has washed up on a Long Island, N.Y., beach., which bills itself as "The Official Montauk Monster Web Site," announced over the weekend that a hairless, bloated body was found by a local couple in Southold, on the island's North Fork.

"The beast smelled like a mix of low-tide and rotten garbage. It really smelled horrific," wrote blogger Nicky Papers. "I couldn't help but take numerous pictures of it and video clips."

Papers then goes on to speculate that the dead animal may be a result of biological warfare, and carrying the H1N1 swine-flu virus.

Last year's Montauk Monster looked to be a drowned raccoon; from the photo, thinks this one may be some kind of rodent.

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