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August 28, 2006

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Mystery Beast Identified: Maine’s cryptic critter proves canine

Ever since the “mystery critter” was found dead near in Turner Maine last week and especially since its picture started circulating on the internet (see http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0816-mutant.html), speculation has run wild about the beast’s identity. A few of the more colorful guesses include: northern chupacabra, Tasmanian devil, Injun Devil, Wendigo, and ET. Alas, DNA evidence has proven that the critter is canine. It’s mother is definitely a dog, say experts at a University of Maine laboratory. So far, though, the results still leave open the slight possibility that the father is a goat-sucker, Martian, or mythological bogeyman of American Indian folklore.
http://www.bangornews.com/news/t/statewide.aspx?articleid=139349&zoneid=500

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