A pockmarked bloated beast has washed up on the shores of Pembrokeshire in Wales, its gruesome purple carcass mystifying residents.

Remnants of brown hair on its long skull, its bloodless lips pulled back in a terrifying snarl, the long-toothed creature was found on Tenby's South Beach by dog walker Peter Bailey, the Western Telegraph reports.

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The picture, taken by Bailey, who was walking his dog

The 27-year-old told his local paper: "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."

The nightmarish-looking creature, which according to Bailey, made his dog "howl" is not dissimilar to the hairless creatures which have washed up on the beaches of New York and the Hamptons.

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The nightmarish-looking creature

Dubbed the "Manhattan Monster", many have suggested the creature below was a gargantuan rat, or the remains of a roasted pig tossed into the waters which surround the city.

The distended snout of this creature is made more eerie by the five humanoid fingers at the end of each of its legs.

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 the Pembrokeshire beast is?

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