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Weird 'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Terrorizes Africa
MSNBC ^ | 2/27/2012 | Benjamin Radford

Posted on 05/15/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert.

As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling in groups and arming themselves with weapons. In 1995 and 1996, some Puerto Ricans armed themselves against the vampire beast el chupacabra; last year, Malaysian residents patrolled the streets searching for the mysterious orang minyak, or "oily man" creature that had recently terrorized them. What could this monster be? One Namibian official, regional councilor Andreas Mundjindi, was quoted in Informante newspaper as saying, "This is an alien animal that the people have not seen before. We don't have a forest here, only bushes. So, this must be black magic at play."

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: Marine biologists say the spooky "Cascade Creature" seen drifting through the deep sea in a viral video is a type of jellyfish known as a Deepstaria enigmatica.

Some people in the area trace the beast to one old man rumored to be a warlock or witch doctor, suggesting it's his pet (or, what witch-hunters hundreds of years ago would have called a "familiar").

The assumption that the beast has magical origins is not surprising. A 2010 Gallup poll found belief in magic widespread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with more than half of respondents saying they personally believe in witchcraft and sorcery

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cryptobiology; mealforobama

1 posted on 05/15/2012 4:33:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

IBTMBPJ

(In before the Man/Bear/Pig jokes)


2 posted on 05/15/2012 4:34:55 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Dog headed pig?” Seems like something Obama would like to eat... The head, that is.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 4:35:51 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: nickcarraway; dragonblustar

African Chupacabra?


4 posted on 05/15/2012 4:36:28 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: nickcarraway

The second coming of Mad Mo’?


5 posted on 05/15/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway
dog-pig hybrid creature

Wrong continent but sounds like a Mountain Tapir.

6 posted on 05/15/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: nickcarraway

Michelle went on another trip, I see.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 4:36:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dynachrome

We have a new kitten, and his nick is “Chupacabra.”


8 posted on 05/15/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nickcarraway

An English pig dog obviously and his mother was a hamster and his father smelled of elderberries.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 4:39:35 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: nickcarraway

What? Michelle been visiting Africa?


10 posted on 05/15/2012 4:39:38 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: nickcarraway
Mangy Hyena?
11 posted on 05/15/2012 4:40:57 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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12 posted on 05/15/2012 4:42:28 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: dfwgator

Sounds like Pelosi and Bawney Fwank’s love child from their last African diplomatic visit.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 4:42:29 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: nickcarraway

Need pictures for confirmation.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 4:42:59 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: nickcarraway

Algore?


15 posted on 05/15/2012 4:46:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: nickcarraway

ib4t photoshops of assorted celebrities heads on assorted animal’s bodies.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 4:46:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: nickcarraway

ib4t photoshops of assorted celebrities heads on assorted animal’s bodies.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: nickcarraway
Monster
18 posted on 05/15/2012 4:46:58 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: nickcarraway
Monster
19 posted on 05/15/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: nickcarraway

17 posts so far and no Helen Thomas yet


20 posted on 05/15/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: nickcarraway
Monster
21 posted on 05/15/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: saganite

“An English pig dog obviously and his mother was a hamster and his father smelled of elderberries”.

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22 posted on 05/15/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: saganite

23 posted on 05/15/2012 4:51:32 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: shibumi

AH, you are too fast


24 posted on 05/15/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like a hippopotamus. Not impossible, since hippos have been known around coastal areas. Inland, without a lot of water, I can imagine them being very surly.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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26 posted on 05/15/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No, he is the bearpig.
27 posted on 05/15/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT by Happy Rain (Biden/Obama 2012 -- "Funny Ha Ha And Funny..." or "Dumbo And Down Low.")
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To: nickcarraway
Josh Gates to the White Courtesy phone. Paging Josh Gates...
28 posted on 05/15/2012 5:00:48 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: nickcarraway
Watson, the description matches `Samson' my bulldog. But as you can see he's right here with us. By process of elimination, and my keen powers of deduction, here is your perpetrator!
29 posted on 05/15/2012 5:03:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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30 posted on 05/15/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Happy Rain

Maybe he’s evolving?


31 posted on 05/15/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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32 posted on 05/15/2012 5:07:04 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nickcarraway
Dog headed Pig Monster? Is Michelle on another African vacation?


33 posted on 05/15/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT by garjog
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To: mnehring
dog-pig hybrid creature - Wrong continent but sounds like a Mountain Tapir.

Pretty dang good there, FRiend. What with them new fangled jet planes and all that STRICT airspace control in bush Africa... probably is.


34 posted on 05/15/2012 5:12:40 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: nickcarraway

Where is Cosmo Kramer?


35 posted on 05/15/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: nickcarraway

Pig Foot?


36 posted on 05/15/2012 5:25:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: shibumi

Is the wookie on another trip?


37 posted on 05/15/2012 5:51:40 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: nickcarraway

RUN!!! It's coming at us!!!!

[shouted in Swahili]

38 posted on 05/15/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Namibia. You don’t need made up animals to scare you; the real ones do a pretty good job already. That said, could be a hyena with mange.


39 posted on 05/15/2012 5:58:23 PM PDT by stormer
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To: nickcarraway

Paging Josh Gates.


40 posted on 05/15/2012 6:00:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: nickcarraway

Is Rosie O’Donnell on safari in Africa? How about Roseanne Barr? Sheila Jackson-Lee?


41 posted on 05/15/2012 6:24:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Click

42 posted on 05/15/2012 6:45:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: dynachrome

Mangy Hyena?


43 posted on 05/15/2012 7:57:40 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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