An unidentified creature was discovered Wednesday by a woman taking her daily walk along the shore in Seal Beach.
Karen Summers says she animal corpse didn’t look like anything she nad ever witnessed.
She called officials from the Public Works Department, who arrived Friday morning and disposed of the unidentified animal.
As noted in the article, this creature bears a resemblance to the infamous Montauk monster. It looks weird, for sure, but furless creatures always look weird, especially after being immersed in water for a long time. Decomposition and the effect of the water results in fur loss and discoloration.
It’s hard to determine what this thing might be because of the low resolution of the photo and no object in the picture we could use as scale. Previous mystery carcasses have been revealed to be a raccoon, opossum, seal, whale, or fish. It could be anything but it’s LIKELY NOT some new mystery species. It’s just the unusual condition that freaks people out.
Watch for this “mystery” to travel around social media as a mutant monster (they always do) which is why I suspect the news station covered it to begin with. People like mysteries.
Unless better images become available, it’s hard to even speculate much more than “mammal”.
Here’s a link to a video of the report from KTLA News about this mystery creature.
UPDATE: Dr. Darren Naish concludes Virginia opossum.