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Manhattan Monster: Horrifying 'Beast' Washes Up On New York Shoreline (PICTURES)

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The bloated swollen carcass of a terrifying 'mutant' has washed up on the Manhattan shoreline, its hairless body and purple fingers mystifying inhabitants of the city.

Dubbed the "Manhattan Monster", many have suggested the creature is a gargantuan rat, or a roasted pig.

Its distended snout, rotted away to appear like a terrifying snarl, is made more eerie by the five humanoid fingers at the end of each of its legs.

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF 'THE BEAST'

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The nightmarish-looking creature

New York Parks department claimed the carcass was that of a "pig left over from a cookout", something that photographer Denise Ginley denied.

She told the New York Daily News: "It is most certainly not a pig. The most obvious sign being the lack of a cloven hoof, instead this creature has five digits all close together."

Some have compared the beast with the giant rat which was found in a Footlocker in the Bronx earlier this year, suggesting that maybe its hair had rubbed off in the water

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The rat, which is believed to be a Gambian pouched rat, was allegedly found in a Bronx, New York, Foot Locker last Autumn

Some have suggested the new creature is related to the Montauk Monster, a hairless beast that washed up on the beach in the Hamptons area of New York in 2008, leaving its well-heeled residents too scared to swim.

Some believed the Montauk Monster was a hoax

What do you think it is?

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS

All photos courtesy of Denise Ginley:

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