Dead Monster a Marketing Ploy?

By Matt Van Hoven 

What the hell is this creepy thing? This photo, which comes courtesy of Gawker, is sure to cause controversy.

The beastly creature seems to have washed ashore in Montauk. Rumors emerging on Gawker allege the dog-meets-dinosaur-meets-JoanRivers is part of a marketing ploy for Cartoon Network’s Cryptids Are Real. That would make sense, if not for the fact that any kid would run screaming if he/she saw this thing during a day at the beach with nanny and pooch.


Speaking of which, it’s completely plausible that this is a decomposing dog. But for now, it’s just a photo ala Chupacabra.

Update: Yes, we did notice the “monster” is flipping the bird. It also appears to have some kind of material binding its front arms together. This tidbit leads us to think it may be a dog that was possibly intentionally drowned. Let’s hope not.