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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:47 PM
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'Hybrid Mutant' Found Dead in Maine

Mysterious Creature May Be Subject of Longtime Local Legend


TURNER, Maine (Aug. 17) - 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.

http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/09/05/2006081709...
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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."

http://cdn.news.aol.com/aolnews_photos/02/07/2006081709...
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http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/hybrid-mutant-foun...
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:49 PM
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1. Hybrid mutant? It looks like a dog to me
or maybe a wolf-dog hybrid. I guess I'm missing something
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:51 PM
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7. Well, it's certainly canine.
Some unusual crossbreed? Maybe.

"Mutant monster"? Ummmm....no.


If it was THAT unusual, why did nobody preserve the carcass for examination?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:54 PM
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9. Yeah, it looks like the result of a couple of mismatched
designer dogs that the lamebrained owners didnt' get neutered in time.

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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 06:26 PM
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15. hybrid
Its either a Wolf Blitzer or an evil mutant Wolf owitz
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:50 PM
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2. Tell me why that is not a dog. nt
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:50 PM
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3. Looks like a dog
My neighbor has one just like it!
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:50 PM
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4. El Chupacabra!
I didn't know they'd made it all the way up to Maine!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupacabra
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 08:36 PM
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20. The ol' goat sucker! My first thought, too
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 09:59 PM
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21. El Chupa-Thingie?
Yer makin' that up.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 10:39 PM
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22. No I'm not! They're all over the place here in Texas.
Edited on Thu Aug-17-06 10:50 PM by sparosnare
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:50 PM
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5. Barbara Bush released the hounds of hell?
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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:51 PM
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I saw the pictures in the Lewiston Sun earlier
it's a fucking chow, probably feral

people are nuts, even in Maine
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:58 AM
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28. definitely part chow
possibly part wolf too. with a bad case of mange. and it probably stank if it ate carrion.

People are so prepared to overlook the obvious.
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:51 PM
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6. It's a mutant hybrid of a dog
and another dog.

Kind of odd looking, but I wouldn't look at it and scream "mutant."
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:55 PM
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10. Kind of a short snout for a dog
Almost looks like some kind of a sheep's head to me.
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:59 PM
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13. it might have some bulldog or boston terrier or other
brachycephalic dog blood in it....definitely looks like a ugly dog mutt to me.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 04:34 AM
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23. Many breeds of dog have a short snout
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:52 PM
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8. This is kinda funny
Yesterday that was one of the headlines on my comcast frontpage and I clicked on it, but I guess I missed and clicked the link directly above it...

Which happened to be a link to that pic of Bush on that Harley :rofl:

It made perfect sense for two secs, to click on a link about a hybrid mutant and end up seeing this:




Though I would go with inbred mutant on that one ;)
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:57 PM
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12. HeeHee (n/t).
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:55 PM
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11. Thought this was another allen story, with a happy ending this time.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 06:07 PM
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14. RIP Barbara Bush....
Oh-- sorry for the premature condolences....
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Johnny Noshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 06:28 PM
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16. oooh...
bada bing :evilgrin:
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 06:34 PM
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17. Maine people must read too much Stephen King
That sounds like something he'd write about.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:36 AM
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30. We do. Plus we love to make up legends about our woods.
It can be very boring out in the sticks up here.
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 06:39 PM
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18. Looks like a dog to me.
Depending on its real life size I'd be highly skeptical of the mauling dogs accusation. If it got injured and the wound became infected maybe even gangrenous, that would account for the stench. Poor thing.
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Kailassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 07:04 PM
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19. Alternative headline ...
Edited on Thu Aug-17-06 07:05 PM by Kailassa
Tragic death of lonely, unloved companion animal.

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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 11:18 AM
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24. Oh brother. It's a freaking dog with mange...
Christ, some people are so gullible it almost makes my eyes bleed to read this.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 11:47 AM
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25. It sort of looks like a dog
But its feet should point downwards, and the head should be near the top.

What sort of inverted abomination is this?!?
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 12:22 PM
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26. Its a dog with mange
It wasn't evil or a mutant...it was a poor pathetic sick dog. I feel sorry for the thing.
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transeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-18-06 05:04 PM
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27. Did GWB & Condi have a baby and discard it?
Edited on Fri Aug-18-06 05:05 PM by transeo
On Edit: So no one takes that the wrong way, I meant that because I consider them both monsters, not because I have an issue with interracial couples.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:00 AM
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29. headline has changed - Expert Calls 'Hybrid Mutant' Just a Dog
TURNER, Maine (Aug. 18) - An expert who examined the remains of a mystery creature believes it was a wild dog. But that hasn't stopped runaway speculation about the beast and whether it was responsible for mauling dogs and frightening residents.

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