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'Hybrid Mutant' Found Dead in Maine {REAL MONSTER Alert!]
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/16/06 | AP

Posted on 08/16/2006 5:35:23 PM PDT by TFFKAMM

(08-16) 13:55 PDT Turner, Maine (AP) --

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: artbell; caerbannog; callingartbell; chupacabra; cryptozoology; fortean; howbigwasthefoot; maine; monster; scuzzlebutt; thekillerrabbit; weirdness; wernotaloooonnne
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A creature that was found dead after apparently being hit by a car in Turner, Maine, is shown Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006. 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. Now, residents are wondering if the 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. Photo courtesy of Michelle O'Donnell

1 posted on 08/16/2006 5:35:27 PM PDT by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM

Looks pretty canine in that photo.
susie


2 posted on 08/16/2006 5:36:35 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: TFFKAMM

It's a Chow Mix


3 posted on 08/16/2006 5:36:38 PM PDT by cmsgop ( President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Must Purify Himself in The Waters of Lake Minnetonka)
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To: TFFKAMM

I think I might just have a nightmare tonight.


4 posted on 08/16/2006 5:36:56 PM PDT by GnL
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To: TFFKAMM

Looks like a weird dog. I would like to see more pics.


5 posted on 08/16/2006 5:37:44 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: TFFKAMM

It siad it was between 40 and 50 pounds. A Rottweiler would eat it alive, as would my 20 lb tom cat.


6 posted on 08/16/2006 5:37:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: brytlea

Dat's one dead doggie.


7 posted on 08/16/2006 5:37:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Check this out..


8 posted on 08/16/2006 5:38:16 PM PDT by Dog
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To: TFFKAMM

That looks sort of like a Tasmanian Devil.


9 posted on 08/16/2006 5:38:40 PM PDT by wimpycat (Hyperbole is the opiate of the activist wacko.)
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To: TFFKAMM

looks like a Mexican Chucacabre


10 posted on 08/16/2006 5:38:54 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: brytlea

The front teeth look more like incisors than canines.


11 posted on 08/16/2006 5:39:16 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: TFFKAMM

So, direct or indirect heat on the grill with one of those?


12 posted on 08/16/2006 5:39:46 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: mware
OK science teacher time to earn your pay....what is it?

:-)

13 posted on 08/16/2006 5:40:08 PM PDT by Dog
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To: TFFKAMM
"It was evil, evil looking. And it had a horrible stench I will never forget," she told the Sun Journal of Lewiston.

What's Michael Moore been up to lately?

14 posted on 08/16/2006 5:40:22 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: TFFKAMM
Manbearpig!!!

I'm cereal!

15 posted on 08/16/2006 5:40:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (I LIKE you! When I am Ruler of Earth, yours will be a quick and painless death)
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To: Dog
The whites of its eyes are blue as are it gums.

Weird

16 posted on 08/16/2006 5:40:38 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: mware

I noticed that also.. it has blue lips.


17 posted on 08/16/2006 5:41:09 PM PDT by Dog
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To: TFFKAMM

Teddy Kennedy been in the Chow Pen?


18 posted on 08/16/2006 5:41:12 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Dog

Teeth look really strange for a dog.


19 posted on 08/16/2006 5:41:25 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: pissant

True nuff. Rottweilers are tough dogs. Heck, even a doberman pinscher can do a lot of damage.


20 posted on 08/16/2006 5:41:40 PM PDT by ketelone
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To: mware

It sort of looks like Lon Cheney....you know the werewolf.


21 posted on 08/16/2006 5:42:02 PM PDT by Dog
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To: TFFKAMM; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; 88keys; DugwayDuke; sissyjane; Severa; RMDupree; ecurbh; ..
Interesting ping:

Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

So this dead monster in Maine is being reported out of San Francisco?

hhhhmmmm. Can we have a little more local source? Maybe some video that at present is at least a little harder to fake than a photo? :~)

22 posted on 08/16/2006 5:42:58 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Head On. Apply directly to the forehead!)
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To: TFFKAMM

It's a dog. But it's face looks eerily human.


23 posted on 08/16/2006 5:43:06 PM PDT by Battleofbritain (")
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To: Battleofbritain

It isn't from my species..


24 posted on 08/16/2006 5:43:43 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog
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.

25 posted on 08/16/2006 5:43:43 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: TFFKAMM

26 posted on 08/16/2006 5:43:48 PM PDT by Dallas59 (I HAVE A TRACFONE!!!)
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To: TFFKAMM

Reminds me of the Indian Devil of Danforth in the 1940's. Aye-yuh.


27 posted on 08/16/2006 5:44:05 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire.)
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To: TFFKAMM

It's a dog and a lot of dumb people.


28 posted on 08/16/2006 5:44:24 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: TFFKAMM

A Tasmanian Devil would explain the "chilling monstrous cries", but a photo comparison now makes me think it's some sort of dog. The dead "monster" looks more canine, and the Tasmanian Devil looks more ratlike. My first reaction to seeing the dead "monster" was "Tasmanian Devil", but after looking at a real one, I think the "monster" in question is some sort of dog.

29 posted on 08/16/2006 5:44:45 PM PDT by wimpycat (Hyperbole is the opiate of the activist wacko.)
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To: ketelone

bump


30 posted on 08/16/2006 5:45:07 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: TFFKAMM

"Mr. King, Mr. Stephen King, please call your agent."


31 posted on 08/16/2006 5:45:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (...somebody was going to say it...why not me?)
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To: pissant
It siad it was between 40 and 50 pounds. A Rottweiler would eat it alive, as would my 20 lb tom cat.

Ah, where is a good 60 - 70 lb Pit when ya need one?

32 posted on 08/16/2006 5:45:36 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: mware

That was my first thought- what kind of teeth are they? Very unusual for a dog.


33 posted on 08/16/2006 5:46:08 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: RichInOC

LOL


34 posted on 08/16/2006 5:46:13 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: TFFKAMM

Sure it ain't Teddy Kenneddy??


35 posted on 08/16/2006 5:46:31 PM PDT by KenmcG414
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To: LasVegasMac

All OVER my neighborhood...they are the new status symbol for young men around here.


36 posted on 08/16/2006 5:47:30 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: LasVegasMac; ketelone

37 posted on 08/16/2006 5:47:38 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Dog
Perhaps it is a killer shrew.

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38 posted on 08/16/2006 5:47:57 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: cmsgop
Yep. Looks like a chow, dark gums and all. Too bad the tongue isn't showing.

These people apparently don't get out much.

Doesn't look "half a generation old" though.

39 posted on 08/16/2006 5:48:27 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: mware

That's him..


40 posted on 08/16/2006 5:48:30 PM PDT by Dog
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To: pissant

lol - Tazz!


41 posted on 08/16/2006 5:48:31 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: TFFKAMM

I would agree with part Chow. Blue lips and tongue, and dense coat. Wonder if it is part wolf with those ears, which look like they stand up. Poor thing. It looks like my dog when she was a puppy.


42 posted on 08/16/2006 5:48:40 PM PDT by rintense
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To: retrokitten

Fenirir?


43 posted on 08/16/2006 5:49:00 PM PDT by null and void (Imagine a world without a CAIR...)
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To: TFFKAMM
I know what it is...



Cheers,

knewshound

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44 posted on 08/16/2006 5:49:23 PM PDT by knews_hound (Driving Liberals nuts since 1975 !)
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To: TFFKAMM

45 posted on 08/16/2006 5:49:33 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: SE Mom
All OVER my neighborhood...they are the new status symbol for young men around here.

I love the breed.

But lets not go there....the Pit Nazi's will soon arrive.

46 posted on 08/16/2006 5:50:05 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: M1911A1
So, direct or indirect heat on the grill with one of those?

Pit roast in corn husks over hot rocks.

47 posted on 08/16/2006 5:50:19 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: brytlea
Looks like a wolf in fact:

Wolf muzzle ~


48 posted on 08/16/2006 5:50:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Rare Raven Black Yukon Timberwolf cross

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49 posted on 08/16/2006 5:53:01 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: right-wingin_It

Never heard of this.


50 posted on 08/16/2006 5:53:58 PM PDT by maineman
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