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Maine’s Mystery Beast Finally Killed


mainebeast.jpgCharcoal gray, around 50 pounds with a bushy tail, a short snout, short ears and curled fangs hanging over its lips, Maine’s mystery mutant, a dog/rat sort of mix, was found near power lines along Route 4 over the weekend, struck by a motorist who’s probably still drunk following his encounter.

The carcass was photographed and inspected by several people who live in the area, but nobody could identify it. Wildlife officials and animal control officers declined to go to Turner to examine the remains. After all, the last animal control officers who went were found dead under that same power line. By Tuesday, the carcass had been picked clean by vultures and there was not much left of the dead animal except the strong smell of sulphur and the faint sound of distant violins…

The mutant critter is believed responsible for years of animal attacks in the area and other “goings on” in Turner, Maine.

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  1. I am no expert but I do know animals and this one looks like a mix of chow and wolf or samoiad and wolf due to the short snout and large eyes it is not unheard of for different species of animal to breed and create a new breed of animal after all we do it for money dont we? We creaate and breed all kinds of cross breeds for money it is only natural it will happen in nature after all nature was here in the begining long before us.

    Comment by Tom — 9/9/2006 @ 12:15 am

  2. It looks like there’s some warthog in there somewhere…

    Comment by Admin — 9/9/2006 @ 7:26 am

  3. My sister and brother-in-law just moved to Waldoboro from Moorpark, California. I can only hope that by accident they didn’t transport Short-Snouted Chuy Lalo Chalupa to Maine in the back of his truck. . Next thing you know, every kid in town will want a baby Chalupa for a pet.

    Comment by Big Bob — 9/24/2006 @ 8:24 pm

  4. Continuing Coverage of the Mystery Beast

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    *Update 1:30 pm*
    The Bangor Daily News has more on the mystery beast found near Turner, Maine over the weekend. I particulary enjoyed the statement made by an observer.
    One person who posted comments about the mystery animal in a b…

    Trackback by Black Bear Blog — 1/16/2007 @ 8:01 pm

  5. i am from maine and i dnt understand wht the fus is all bout this poor thng was probley a puppy tht got lost one day from there owner and suvived by doin wht a dog needs to do i do thnk it is a cross of a chow or somthing like tht husky/ chow mb or of some kind wht does a wolf do in the woods kill to live well it did the same thng kill to live i feel kinda bad for it in a way it ddnt look very old and it only did wht it needed to to to get as far as it did

    Comment by bonnie — 2/17/2007 @ 9:30 am

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