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Seen on a beach at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Looks like some sort of intestine, maybe from a whale?

Seen on a beach at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Looks like some sort of intestine, maybe from a whale?

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LittleKeeks22

That’s definitely intestines


freeski919

Yes, it's intestine. Could be from any number of large fish or mammals. Shark, tuna, whale, etc.


Sparky62075

Did it have any kind of smell? It certainly looks like intestines. It would be surprising though. Usually the soft fleshy bits are the first things to get eaten by scavengers.


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riverwater516w

Thanks, I didn't notice any smell


lookthepenguins

Maybe a hunter gutted a deer & threw the intestines in the river, came out & ended up on the beach?


Pros3rz

Don't think the deer's intestine is about 30/40 feet long honestly


EarthAngelGirl

The human small intestine alone is 26 feet long.


Pros3rz

Oh, yeah, right, got confused on converting. Anyway I don't think it could have finished a river to the sea in this good condition, so...


riverwater516w

I found this on the beach this morning. It is very long (maybe 30-40 feet), and looks like an intestine of some sort. I've done some research, but can't find anything that clearly indicates what this could be. WITT


BreakingBadYo

Maybe someone field dressed a moose and dumped the intestines? A horse’s intestines can be 90 ft long.


SeaPrince

If it tastes oily, it's Right whale intestines... the males fight during the mating season (now) and they pound each-other until one shits out it's guts. Then again, if it tastes sorta sweet and sour like vinegar.. that might be a fermented squid corpse.


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With how long it is, maybe some kind of herbivore intestine with the cecum or maybe stomach on the bottom end of the picture?


PizzaMan3021

Whale intestines are way bigger


RudeDragonfish

This looks surreal, like something out of a H.R. Giger drawing. Definitely looks like intestines, just doesn’t make sense to me where the rest of said creature is...


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xaiolongbitch

My guess is stomach or intestines? Cut it open, see what’s inside. If there’s any identifiable “material” from what it’s been eating you should be able to tell what animal it came from.


Psycho-Piglet

I found something similar on a beach, cant post the photo for some reason. I assumed it was the guts from a kill, dumped at the beach for the crabs etc to do their thing 🤔


Leanne_Cock

Did you have a sniff?


der_sgp

looking at this I don't think it's bodily at all! maybe it looks different IRL but I wouldn't be shocked if it was a rag, or a sea flora.


Lyckl_

Either its intestines or (I'm completely guessing here) a portugese man of war that's super messed up lol.


badbrew65

I’d say cow innards. Looks like more than one stomach.