This unidentified creature washed up on the shore of Long Beach Island in the aftermath of the softer-than-soft Hurricane What’s-Her-Name. It looks strangely similar to the infamous Montauk Monster of multiple summers past, as much as bloated, unidentifiable, fur-stripped animals can look alike anyways.

This latest discovery is a fine specimen that we knew would come eventually; after all, it’s not really a summer without a “monster” invading NY’s shores. Although nothing will ever be as beautiful or as frightening as the original beast of Montauk, let’s just hope this carcass was saved so its DNA can be analyzed, and we can put this myth to rest once and for all.