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A strange looking carcass washed ashore in First Coast, Florida. The carcass has canine-like features (tail, abdomen, head.) but what’s bizarre are the photos of the animal’s feet.

We’ve reviewed dozens of other “mysterious creatures”  that have washed ashore across the globe. In all of these cases, the “monster carcasses” turned out to be either a severely decomposing animal corpse, or some cruel hoax. The photographs depicted on the First Coast News website show a very disturbing image.

The animal carcass looks like it has its legs inverted. Meaning the shoulder blades are in place where its feet should be. Maybe the outcome of scavengers or of some cruel hoaxers,  but this mystery should take no time to resolve once a biologists takes a good look at the creature.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — “I thought it was a dead possum until I saw it’s feet.”

That’s what First Coast resident Paul Lovely told First Coast News about the creature he found washed up on the banks of the St. Johns River Wednesday.

Lovely said the awful odor coming from the carcass is what caught his attention. That is, until he saw it. Once he did, he was fascinated by the creature’s odd features.

“Other than it stinking like God Almighty knows, just the weird feet, how long the legs are, and it’s got a kind of weird-looking head but it could be just cause it’s rotted off some, but I don’t know how to explain those feet.”

Since he didn’t have an explanation, Lovely reached out to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Lovely sent pictures of the creature to FWC and said they asked him if this was a hoax.

But Lovely assures it is not. He stands his ground that this animal is in the condition he found it in. So what could it be? Lovely admits he considered a few possibilities.

“I’ve seen shows about chupacabras and stuff like that, man, but I always thought it was kinda funny until today. So I don’t know what it is. It could be something, a tweaked out something but I don’t know. Never seen anything like that before.”

Lovely had one other thought:

“I’d like to know if its male or female. I haven’t lifted and looked into it that much but it’d be kind of scary knowing something like that could paddle it’s way out to you in the water.”

Lovely said an FWC biologist is planning to come and check the animal out on Thursday.

source: First Coast News

  • DoubtfulNews

    Seriously!? Why do you guys post this stuff without at least TWO MINUTES of research to see that the same news site posted that the feet were shoulder blades – the legs were turned around. You know, that was even obvious from the photo.

    *tsk tsk*

  • Valkyrie13

    Oh yeah, it does look like shoulder blades, especially since the back legs don’t seem to have this same anomaly, that’s probably what it is.  Well hopefully whatever weirdo did it did so long after the poor dog (assuming it’s a dog) died.  

  • peachey

    lol Valkyrie…..

    I hope it wasnt a poor little dog, sorta looks a bit poodley…

  • Valkyrie13

    🙂 it does look kinda poodley, but I guess it turned out to be a raccoon, so sad.  

  • Dave

    I have seen a dead dog and by god it stinks. Once you smell death, you know it whenever you smell it again. I thought it looked like bags on the dogs paws. The weird thing for me is that if this was real, why or how did he move it onto a blanket? I wouldnt, I would just photograph it where it was.
    Are the leaves around the blanket from trees normally found next to the sea? I know in the uk, there are no trees near the sea.

  • Rob

    Lol yeah I am late to the party but those are really are shoulder blades. Noticed you never see the other end of the bones. Yeah its a dog.