Papers stated the "animal" smelled of "rotten garbage" and therefore, had to take photos and video. Yes, a rotting corpse always makes me want to whip out my camera. Then said it may be the "result of biological warfare and carries the H1N1 swine-flu virus". Gotta love the media.
Interesting thing is every attempt I've made to access the Montauk site has gone unsuccessful. He has a new site called Reality in 500 words or less. Wasn't able to access it either. Either he is experiencing technical difficulties or closed up shop. However, I managed to find him on Twitter.
I still think it's a hoax. He gets an anonymous tip by a person who could be behind it all. Plus I love how in the Youtube description it states "real video interview taken with the monster on the night it washed shore". How do you interview an animal much less a dead one?