Can you solve the mystery of the Beast from the East?

Can you solve the mystery of the beast from the East?

Can you solve the mystery of the Beast from the East?

Can you solve the mystery of the Beast from the East?

First published in County News
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This mysterious creature was washed up on Tenby’s South Beach over the weekend.

The photographs were taken by 27 year-old Peter Bailey from Tenby who was walking his dog along the beach on Friday evening.

He told the Western Telegraph: "I was taking my dog for her evening walk across the south beach when she started acting out of character by howling and running round in circles.

"I ran up to her to see if she was ok and then I came across this hideous looking carcass. I could see it had little hair left on it's decomposing body.

"Immediately I thought it was a horse but it had claws like a bear and a body of a pig. Surprisingly it didn't smell."

Do you know what this strange Beast from the East could be? Leave your comments below.

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11:44am Mon 25 Feb 13

jexi1110 says...

Whatever it is, I doubt it'll be there for very long. One of the supermarkets will swipe it and turn it into burgers. Yum.
Whatever it is, I doubt it'll be there for very long. One of the supermarkets will swipe it and turn it into burgers. Yum. jexi1110
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11:51am Mon 25 Feb 13

jan 2531952 says...

looks like a young hippo
looks like a young hippo jan 2531952
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12:41pm Mon 25 Feb 13

AndyChandler says...

chances are it's a decomposing animal the size of a small dog, given the white fur if i had to take a guess i'd say t was a scottie dog BUT it's hard to judge the size as there's little to scale it to.
chances are it's a decomposing animal the size of a small dog, given the white fur if i had to take a guess i'd say t was a scottie dog BUT it's hard to judge the size as there's little to scale it to. AndyChandler
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1:08pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Mister H says...

Look up "Weird Manhattan Monster" or "Weird Monster Washes Ashore in New York City 2012" on Youtube.

Or Google Montauk Monster.


Very very similer unless the above image is from a website!

:)
Look up "Weird Manhattan Monster" or "Weird Monster Washes Ashore in New York City 2012" on Youtube. Or Google Montauk Monster. Very very similer unless the above image is from a website! :) Mister H
  • Score: -1

2:14pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Rockface says...

PCC CEO makes an appearance?
PCC CEO makes an appearance? Rockface
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Mon 25 Feb 13

AndyChandler says...

http://www.pembrokes
hirebeyond.co.uk/the
-tenby-thing-alien-o
r-explainable/
http://www.pembrokes hirebeyond.co.uk/the -tenby-thing-alien-o r-explainable/ AndyChandler
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3:11pm Mon 25 Feb 13

kobusdog says...

Judging by feet/claws and canines its just a badger folks
Judging by feet/claws and canines its just a badger folks kobusdog
  • Score: 1

10:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

traceyezio says...

It could be a decomposing badger.
It also could be a Chupacabras, spanish for Blood Sucker-Goat. Known to be active in the Americas & could have been washed up from the Atlantic!
I personally think it is a badger though!
It could be a decomposing badger. It also could be a Chupacabras, spanish for Blood Sucker-Goat. Known to be active in the Americas & could have been washed up from the Atlantic! I personally think it is a badger though! traceyezio
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11:07am Tue 26 Feb 13

JThom says...

OMG that Pembrokeshire Beyond website has to be the most visually annoying site I've ever seen. After about 10 secs looking at it, my eyes were running. What a poor design in having the text in white over a black/white grid!!

That is most definitely a Badger in the pic though.
OMG that Pembrokeshire Beyond website has to be the most visually annoying site I've ever seen. After about 10 secs looking at it, my eyes were running. What a poor design in having the text in white over a black/white grid!! That is most definitely a Badger in the pic though. JThom
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Rebrich says...

Maybe a capybara?
Maybe a capybara? Rebrich
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5:53pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Tina2 says...

What ever it is I find it terribly sad that some poor animal drowned.
What ever it is I find it terribly sad that some poor animal drowned. Tina2
  • Score: 1

10:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Penguin Farmer says...

need a better photo to make a better guess. It reminds me of a tapir which live in SE Asia.

The visible tusks suggest it is boar like, but boars are cloven hooved.

Head & legs are too long for a badger.
need a better photo to make a better guess. It reminds me of a tapir which live in SE Asia. The visible tusks suggest it is boar like, but boars are cloven hooved. Head & legs are too long for a badger. Penguin Farmer
  • Score: 0

11:24pm Tue 26 Feb 13

harfordboy says...

Why are you asking us to solve it..surely 27 year-old Peter Bailey from Tenby who took the photos could have taken detailed pictures and shown them to someone like lets say err umm a vet maybe.....I hoax I think.
Why are you asking us to solve it..surely 27 year-old Peter Bailey from Tenby who took the photos could have taken detailed pictures and shown them to someone like lets say err umm a vet maybe.....I hoax I think. harfordboy
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12:27am Wed 27 Feb 13

kobusdog says...

It's just a badger! front legs are right length and foot shape and claws clinch it, do a google on badger anatomy if you have time, body is bloated and head shape is misleading due to post mortem changes. No tusks just general carnivore canines.
It's just a badger! front legs are right length and foot shape and claws clinch it, do a google on badger anatomy if you have time, body is bloated and head shape is misleading due to post mortem changes. No tusks just general carnivore canines. kobusdog
  • Score: 0

11:37am Wed 27 Feb 13

JThom says...

It's no hoax - I saw it myself!
It's no hoax - I saw it myself! JThom
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Youjackbastard says...

That looks like a bloated badger to me.
That looks like a bloated badger to me. Youjackbastard
  • Score: 0

11:28pm Wed 27 Feb 13

skowalewski says...

polar bears float out on arctic ice hunting seals the ice melts behind them and they drowned trying to make it back to the mainland !
polar bears float out on arctic ice hunting seals the ice melts behind them and they drowned trying to make it back to the mainland ! skowalewski
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11:32pm Wed 27 Feb 13

skowalewski says...

polar bears have black skin only sugested it because he said it had bear like claws cant tell much from photos !
polar bears have black skin only sugested it because he said it had bear like claws cant tell much from photos ! skowalewski
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2:08am Thu 28 Feb 13

kobusdog says...

Jeepers guys it's only a badger!
Jeepers guys it's only a badger! kobusdog
  • Score: 0

8:35am Thu 28 Feb 13

davenyc says...

The very same dead animal washed up on the shores of Long Island, New York, facing the Atlantic ocean, last year. It was suspected it was a hybrid test animal from a secret facility on Long Island. Do a web search for animal washed up long island, and you will see the You Video and newspaper articles etc
The very same dead animal washed up on the shores of Long Island, New York, facing the Atlantic ocean, last year. It was suspected it was a hybrid test animal from a secret facility on Long Island. Do a web search for animal washed up long island, and you will see the You Video and newspaper articles etc davenyc
  • Score: 0

8:43am Thu 28 Feb 13

JThom says...

@ davenyc

If you're referring to this:

http://gawker.com/50
30531/dead-monster-w
ashes-ashore-in-mont
auk

It looks nothing like the picture of the Badger washed up on South Beach.
@ davenyc If you're referring to this: http://gawker.com/50 30531/dead-monster-w ashes-ashore-in-mont auk It looks nothing like the picture of the Badger washed up on South Beach. JThom
  • Score: 0

4:26pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Honest Local says...

This is sorted folks - this can only be someone from the Hwley Ddada Health Board who has jumped ship - but sadly for him there is no longer a Minor Injuries Unit in the town - they closed it down a week ago as part of their improvements !
This is sorted folks - this can only be someone from the Hwley Ddada Health Board who has jumped ship - but sadly for him there is no longer a Minor Injuries Unit in the town - they closed it down a week ago as part of their improvements ! Honest Local
  • Score: 0

12:19am Fri 1 Mar 13

Seven77 says...

Being from a medical background ourselves this has all the hallmarks of a GM animal.
A Bio-Science Corporation called Huntingdon Life Sciences, for example, bring in approximately 75'000 animals a year for genetic modification.
Recent 'creations' to date by Biotech Labs such as Huntingdon are a creature called "Dolion";- a dog-lion hybrid: Glow-in-the-dark designer pets such as cats that glow in the dark: Dogs and cats with two faces and a whole new line of 'supermarket-ready' food chains such as chickens with no feathers etc.
Being a scientific family ourselves you naturally might conclude that we are happy with this.
The truth is, however, quite the reverse. This an an appallingly cruel, power-crazed and wholly revolting abuse of both the science itself and the natural world. The GM revolution however has 'revolving-doors' from those in elite political positions and vis-versa...not to mention its shareholders. Unfortunately this can never be stopped.

Kind regards
Being from a medical background ourselves this has all the hallmarks of a GM animal. A Bio-Science Corporation called Huntingdon Life Sciences, for example, bring in approximately 75'000 animals a year for genetic modification. Recent 'creations' to date by Biotech Labs such as Huntingdon are a creature called "Dolion";- a dog-lion hybrid: Glow-in-the-dark designer pets such as cats that glow in the dark: Dogs and cats with two faces and a whole new line of 'supermarket-ready' food chains such as chickens with no feathers etc. Being a scientific family ourselves you naturally might conclude that we are happy with this. The truth is, however, quite the reverse. This an an appallingly cruel, power-crazed and wholly revolting abuse of both the science itself and the natural world. The GM revolution however has 'revolving-doors' from those in elite political positions and vis-versa...not to mention its shareholders. Unfortunately this can never be stopped. Kind regards Seven77
  • Score: 0

4:04pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bcoole says...

Oh my goodness, we needn't jump to all sorts of fantastical explanations. It does look like a capybara. They have claws and a long horselike head. As little as it is, it's probably a baby and judging from the fact that it has no hind legs, it was born disfigured and someone did it the "favor" of dumping it in the ocean to die. I was going to guess tapir, but they have hooves, not claws.

I can tell you that for sure it is no badger. I live in Wisconsin and our state animal is the badger. They have nasty little pointed faces on small flat heads. If this thing is a badger, England has very different-looking badgers!
Oh my goodness, we needn't jump to all sorts of fantastical explanations. It does look like a capybara. They have claws and a long horselike head. As little as it is, it's probably a baby and judging from the fact that it has no hind legs, it was born disfigured and someone did it the "favor" of dumping it in the ocean to die. I was going to guess tapir, but they have hooves, not claws. I can tell you that for sure it is no badger. I live in Wisconsin and our state animal is the badger. They have nasty little pointed faces on small flat heads. If this thing is a badger, England has very different-looking badgers! bcoole
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Fri 1 Mar 13

bcoole says...

Of course, the next question is, who the heck is breeding capybaras in England? Maybe a zoo? Maybe someone has exotic pets?
Of course, the next question is, who the heck is breeding capybaras in England? Maybe a zoo? Maybe someone has exotic pets? bcoole
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Mike Stoddart says...

I've often wondered what happened to the big cat that used to feature regularly on the WT's front page.
I've often wondered what happened to the big cat that used to feature regularly on the WT's front page. Mike Stoddart
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5:13pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Mike Stoddart says...

I've often wondered what happened to the big cat that used to regularly feature on the WT's front page
I've often wondered what happened to the big cat that used to regularly feature on the WT's front page Mike Stoddart
  • Score: 0

1:31am Sat 2 Mar 13

Seven77 says...

The writer from Wisconsin has a point, the creatures head does look more like a capybara...that is until you look at its teeth.
A capybara has a large single tooth a bit like a rabbits tooth, this creature has a jaw full of teeth.
Secondly look at the badgers head more closely. The positioning of a badgers eyes are way down the head; moreover a badgers head is slightly flatter.

This creature on the other hand has eyes, from what we can tell anyway, way up the head - a lot more like that of a horse to be honest.
Anyone else have any suggestions?
The writer from Wisconsin has a point, the creatures head does look more like a capybara...that is until you look at its teeth. A capybara has a large single tooth a bit like a rabbits tooth, this creature has a jaw full of teeth. Secondly look at the badgers head more closely. The positioning of a badgers eyes are way down the head; moreover a badgers head is slightly flatter. This creature on the other hand has eyes, from what we can tell anyway, way up the head - a lot more like that of a horse to be honest. Anyone else have any suggestions? Seven77
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2:02am Sat 2 Mar 13

Seven77 says...

By the way, you might find it helpful to take a screen-rip then zoom-in.
The mystery then deepens when one looks at the teeth. Although the head is very similar to that of a horse, its teeth certainly isn't.

To the best of my knowledge, I have to admit, I know of no creature that has all of these outwardly separate biological designs in one single species.
By the way, you might find it helpful to take a screen-rip then zoom-in. The mystery then deepens when one looks at the teeth. Although the head is very similar to that of a horse, its teeth certainly isn't. To the best of my knowledge, I have to admit, I know of no creature that has all of these outwardly separate biological designs in one single species. Seven77
  • Score: 0

2:12am Sat 2 Mar 13

bcoole says...

Thanks, Seven77, but capybaras actually have 20 teeth, "including two pairs of typical rodent incisors and four molars on each side of the lower jaw. Rodents must chew on things to keep their teeth from growing too long. Capybaras spend a lot of time chewing tough grasses." This is from www.rebsig.com/capyb
ara, The Capybara Page.

I'm sticking with capybara!
Thanks, Seven77, but capybaras actually have 20 teeth, "including two pairs of typical rodent incisors and four molars on each side of the lower jaw. Rodents must chew on things to keep their teeth from growing too long. Capybaras spend a lot of time chewing tough grasses." This is from www.rebsig.com/capyb ara, The Capybara Page. I'm sticking with capybara! bcoole
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2:04pm Sun 3 Mar 13

ladybench says...

Rockface wrote:
PCC CEO makes an appearance?
I've heard that he always suffles about in dirty shoes.Untill he gets his slippers on in the office.
[quote][p][bold]Rockface[/bold] wrote: PCC CEO makes an appearance?[/p][/quote]I've heard that he always suffles about in dirty shoes.Untill he gets his slippers on in the office. ladybench
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Mon 4 Mar 13

AsparagusTips says...

It's a warthog or something more slimy like a journalist
It's a warthog or something more slimy like a journalist AsparagusTips
  • Score: 0

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