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    Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

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    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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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    I don't know what to say. . .

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    Where is the picture?

    Oh I see it now. It is in the link.
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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Fuel
    I don't know what to say. . .
    How 'bout: "Here, puppy, puppy. Good critter."

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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    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.
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    I've dated scarier looking things than that.. Those Maine people are wimps
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    It sorta looks like a Chow and a Who-Knows-WHat!
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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    I've dated scarier looking things than that.. Those Maine people are wimps
    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.
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    at Fox News for breaking this story. A dog laying by the side of the road.

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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    No doubt in my mind......

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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    If my aunt's dog ever gets hit by a car, there will be similar headlines.

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    It's a friggin' DOG!
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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck
    I don't need that thing around my calves.
    Or your ankles.
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    Re: Strange Creature Found Dead in Maine

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    It's a friggin' DOG!
    What breed is friggin?

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