Dr. DeWitt Webb thinks it is not a whale. It could only be an octopus and didn’t think it could be that big. A few days later, when the weather permitted, Mr. Webb and his assistant went to the beach to take pictures. The animal’s corpse began to decompose.
According to a assistant who once went to the scene alone, when digging next to the animal’s body, there was a large plate of tentacles (hose). The newspaper “American Natural Scientist” published in April 1898 wrote: “There is a tentacle in the western edge of the animal’s corpse, 7m long; there is a remains of a tentacle also located at the western edge, 1.5m long; There are 3 tentacles located to the south of the body.
A tentacle attached to the body is the longest 10m. The other tentacles were 1 to 1.5 meters shorter than the tentacle. Before the animal was pushed ashore, it appeared to have been attacked, and its body was torn in some places. A few days later, there was a fierce wind wave, accompanied by great waves and winds. The body was swept into the sea, then pushed ashore about 2km away from its original location.