The monster is a capibarra, a wild pig/rat from South America, it is considered a delicacy in Brazil. Taste like Chicken! I've had it and its not bad. To prepare it you can drop it boiling water to remove the skin, then roast it.

A foreign pig, eh? That would sure explain this picture of Monty acting like a terrorist (left), courtesy the brand new Montauk Monster mash-up site.

But there's one problem with focusing on the lack of upper teeth, as in the pig theory: The skull as show in the original, more decomposed picture of the monster looks like it has sockets for teeth on the top.

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These sockets would be critical not only to the dog theory, but also the raccoon theory, as illustrated in this image from a chat board discussion:

And of course, pigs have some upper teeth, too, so the sockets don't rule out Monty being a pig.

But it's worth noting that monsters and demon hellspawn are known for bad dental hygiene, so there's always that!

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