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Dom Heffner
08-17-2006, 09:40 PM
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14383883/?GT1=8404


Is dead beast the marauding ‘hybrid mutant’?
Carcass may be that of legendary beast that terrorized Maine county


Updated: 10:32 p.m. ET Aug 16, 2006
TURNER, Maine - Residents are wondering if an animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature that has mauled dogs, frightened residents and been the subject of local legend for half a generation.

The animal was found near power lines along Route 4 on Saturday, apparently struck by a car while chasing a cat. The carcass was photographed and inspected by several people who live in the area, but nobody is sure exactly what it is.

Michelle O'Donnell of Turner spotted the animal near her yard about a week before it was killed. She called it a "hybrid mutant of something."


"It was evil, evil-looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget," she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. "We locked eyes for a few seconds and then it took off. I've lived in Maine my whole life and I've never seen anything like it."

For the past 15 years, residents across Androscoggin County have reported seeing and hearing a mysterious animal with chilling monstrous cries and eyes that glow in the night. The animal has been blamed for attacking and killing a Doberman pinscher and a Rottweiler the past couple of years.

People from Litchfield, Sabattus, Greene, Turner, Lewiston and Auburn have come forward to speak of a mystery monster that roams the woods. Nobody knows for sure what it is, and theories have ranged from a hyena or dingo to a fisher or coydog, an offspring of a coyote and a wild dog.

Now, people are asking if the mystery beast and the animal killed over the weekend are one and the same.

Vultures devour flesh
Wildlife officials and animal control officers declined to go to Turner to examine the remains. By Tuesday, the carcass had been picked clean by vultures and there was not much left of the dead animal.

Loren Coleman, a Portland author and cryptozoologist, said it's unlikely that the animal was anybody's pet.

After reviewing photos of the carcass, Coleman said he was bothered by the animal's ears and snout. It reminded him of a case years ago in northern Maine in which an animal shot by a hunter could not be identified. In the end, wildlife officials got a DNA analysis that showed the animal was a rare wolf-dog hybrid, he said.

Mike O'Donnell, who is married to Michelle O'Donnell, said the animal looked "half-rodent, half-dog" to him.

It was charcoal gray, weighed between 40 and 50 pounds and had a bushy tail, a short snout, short ears and curled fangs hanging over its lips, he said. It looked like "something out of a Stephen King story."

"This is something I've never seen before. It's an evil-looking thing," he said.

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Rocket_Fuel
08-17-2006, 09:58 PM
I don't know what to say. . .

LoganBuck
08-17-2006, 10:01 PM
Where is the picture?

Oh I see it now. It is in the link.

paintmered
08-17-2006, 10:02 PM
http://groovy.movingtonz.com/images/algore.jpg



(not intended as an Al Gore joke but intended as a reference to manbearpig)

Falls City Beer
08-17-2006, 10:05 PM
I don't know what to say. . .

How 'bout: "Here, puppy, puppy. Good critter."

LoganBuck
08-17-2006, 10:10 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,208683,00.html

This link has a better picture. You can save it to your desktop and then rotate it and zoom in.

REDREAD
08-17-2006, 10:22 PM
I've dated scarier looking things than that.. Those Maine people are wimps :lol:

Mario-Rijo
08-17-2006, 10:25 PM
It sorta looks like a Chow and a Who-Knows-WHat!:dunno:

LoganBuck
08-17-2006, 10:28 PM
I've dated scarier looking things than that.. Those Maine people are wimps :lol:

Agreed, my first thought is that it is a wild dog that has is probably the combination of a coyote or coydog, and some large jaw breed/crossbreed like Rottweiler. Wild Dogs are very nasty things. We have one around right now that I am going to take down sometime soon. It stole a cat from our barnyard last week. My dad saw it and couldn't get it soon enough. I don't need that thing around my calves.

Crash Davis
08-17-2006, 10:29 PM
:laugh: at Fox News for breaking this story. A dog laying by the side of the road.

Now Chupacabras on the hand...

redsfan30
08-17-2006, 10:41 PM
No doubt in my mind......

Manbearpig.

marcshoe
08-17-2006, 11:47 PM
If my aunt's dog ever gets hit by a car, there will be similar headlines.

Johnny Footstool
08-18-2006, 12:58 AM
It's a friggin' DOG!

savafan
08-18-2006, 01:32 AM
I don't need that thing around my calves.

Or your ankles.

GAC
08-18-2006, 05:58 AM
It's a friggin' DOG!

What breed is friggin? :lol:

Doesn't Stephen King live in Maine? I say he had somethng to do with it? ;)

dman
08-18-2006, 07:54 AM
at Fox News for breaking this story. A dog laying by the side of the road.

And CNN and MSNBC:bang:

RedFanAlways1966
08-18-2006, 08:02 AM
I'll be dog-gone.


Michelle O'Donnell of Turner spotted the animal near her yard about a week before it was killed. She called it a "hybrid mutant of something."

"It was evil, evil-looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget," she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston. "We locked eyes for a few seconds and then it took off. I've lived in Maine my whole life and I've never seen anything like it."

I wonder if the creature felt the same way about Ms. O'Donnell? I mean.. it took off, not her. Perhaps it couldn't stand the stench of her perfume or something. :devil:

Funny story!

KalDanielsfan
08-18-2006, 08:18 AM
its eyes are what freak me out...otherwise kinda looks like a dog/fox

oneupper
08-18-2006, 08:24 AM
The Chupacabras made his way from Mexico. So much for border patrol.

IslandRed
08-18-2006, 09:12 AM
It's a friggin' DOG!

That's what I thought. An ugly-expletive dog possibly with some wolf/coyote in him, but pretty much a dog.

RBA
08-18-2006, 09:20 AM
its eyes are what freak me out...otherwise kinda looks like a dog/fox

Eyes? Well, hit was it by a car. Probably suffered too at the the end.

Ltlabner
08-18-2006, 09:27 AM
That's obviously a wookalar

Geeezz.....

max venable
08-18-2006, 09:30 AM
I clicked on the picture expecting to see a dead Bigfoot. You're right...dog.

Johnny Footstool
08-18-2006, 09:49 AM
I clicked on the picture expecting to see a dead Bigfoot. You're right...dog.

Maybe it was Bigfoot's dog. You might be on to something there, max.

bucksfan
08-18-2006, 10:09 AM
Maybe it was Bigfoot's dog. You might be on to something there, max.

There's your answer! :)

KalDanielsfan
08-18-2006, 10:25 AM
Eyes? Well, hit was it by a car. Probably suffered too at the the end.

the color and shape of them..they look almost human like. i duno..take another look..the eyes are open right?

LoganBuck
08-18-2006, 10:58 AM
Or your ankles.

Boo

BoydsOfSummer
08-18-2006, 11:54 AM
Would Bigfoot's dog be named Little Feat?

If you be my dixie chicken, I'll be your...

bucksfan
08-18-2006, 12:14 PM
Would Bigfoot's dog be named Little Feat?

If you be my dixie chicken, I'll be your...


....Tennessee lamb....:rockband:

Johnny Footstool
08-18-2006, 03:23 PM
the color and shape of them..they look almost human like. i duno..take another look..the eyes are open right?

Dead eyes generally look really, really weird. When my cat died, his eyes turned a shade of cloudy blue similar to that mystery dog's eyes.

Rojo
08-18-2006, 03:40 PM
Looks like a goat/dog hybrid to me, which would be convenient, no need to open the Alpo can.

vaticanplum
08-18-2006, 05:49 PM
Looks like a goat/dog hybrid to me, which would be convenient, no need to open the Alpo can.

:lol:

RBA
08-18-2006, 06:13 PM
It's "The Beast"! Time to give more money to the T.V. Preachers!

savafan
08-19-2006, 01:29 AM
It's "The Beast"! Time to give more money to the T.V. Preachers!


Well, now that it's dead, I'm expecting a refund.

Johnny Footstool
08-19-2006, 03:11 AM
Pure Evil ain't all it's cracked up to be if a Buick can kill it.

Falls City Beer
08-19-2006, 09:56 AM
Pure Evil ain't all it's cracked up to be if a Buick can kill it.

Pure Evil: lunch.

REDREAD
08-23-2006, 12:12 AM
That's obviously a wookalar

Geeezz.....

:laugh: I remember that movie.. Wow, that was a long time ago.. Maybe 1982-1984ish?

Johnny Footstool
08-23-2006, 12:37 AM
DNA test reveal that the beast is...



...



...


A rare wolf-dog hybrid!

MaineRed
08-28-2006, 12:09 PM
It's a friggin' DOG!

Glad you could identify it when nobody else could.

How long have you been in the field?

Ltlabner
08-28-2006, 12:13 PM
:laugh: I remember that movie.. Wow, that was a long time ago.. Maybe 1982-1984ish?

I don't remember exactly, but that sounds about right.

Great, silly movie! (I'm glad someone got the joke ;) )

Johnny Footstool
08-28-2006, 12:41 PM
I've dated scarier looking things than that.. Those Maine people are wimps :lol:

:)

klw
08-30-2006, 03:51 PM
Its a Snipe! Someone finally caught a snipe!