The 7 - Random - Uhm... new animal?
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EddieBurkett Boudin blanc Level: 98 Posts: 998/2467 EXP: 9456210 For next: 198177 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 50 days Last activity: 5 hours # 1 Posted on 19.7.04 1915.20 Reposted on: 19.7.11 1918.51 I don't think this is a hoax, (although some of the pictures are rather grainy.) Apparently, some people in Maryland have spotted a new animal (nbc10.com). They are calling it the hyote, since it looks like a cross between a hyena and coyote. Either we need to explore our own continent better, or some of those sci-fi horror B-movies may be coming true... Promote this thread!
OndaGrande Boudin rouge Level: 49 Posts: 126/505 EXP: 839475 For next: 44414 Since: 1.5.03 From: California, Home of THE LAKERS! Since last post: 498 days Last activity: 62 days # 2 Posted on 19.7.04 1955.19 Reposted on: 19.7.11 1955.31 I couldn't really tell from the pic,but if it's real,it almost looks like either a Red River Hog or a hybrid wild boar/domestic pig. I can tell you coyotes and Hyenas definately cannot hybridize.Coyotes are canines (dogs) and Hyenas are viverids (realatives of the mongoose.) At best I would say possibly a coyote-red setter hybrid (unlikely but remotely possible.) If this story itself is at all real, I would think local wildlife biologists would be attempting to trap it and find out what it really is.
girl Weisswurst Level: 12 Posts: 14/20 EXP: 6365 For next: 1556 Since: 12.6.04 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 4914 days Last activity: 4794 days # 3 Posted on 19.7.04 1958.58 Reposted on: 19.7.11 1959.01 I remember as a kid, the local zoo had a zonkey...Now that's an odd combination.
OMEGA Lap cheong Level: 84 Posts: 1038/1747 EXP: 5555756 For next: 106220 Since: 18.6.02 From: North Cacalacky Since last post: 3220 days Last activity: 826 days # 4 Posted on 19.7.04 2133.38 Reposted on: 19.7.11 2133.42 I saw that on my local news a couple days ago. Weird.
Eddie Famous Andouille Level: 94 Posts: 1001/2221 EXP: 8092701 For next: 263987 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 456 days Last activity: 14 days # 5 Posted on 19.7.04 2151.28 Reposted on: 19.7.11 2151.47 Originally posted by OndaGrande At best I would say possibly a coyote-red setter hybrid (unlikely but remotely possible.) We have a lot of "coydogs" in central Illinois, so why not...
PalpatineW Lap cheong Level: 80 Posts: 1126/1528 EXP: 4609589 For next: 173400 Since: 2.1.02 From: Getting Rowdy Since last post: 4109 days Last activity: 3952 days
AIM: # 6 Posted on 19.7.04 2310.13 Reposted on: 19.7.11 2310.13 Personally, I think it has kind of a horse/pig feel to it. The head and mane of a horse, with the stout body of a pig. Calls to mind Episode 814 of MST3K. "Winged bears!? The end times are upon us!" -Crow T. Robot (edited by PalpatineW on 20.7.04 0010)
EddieBurkett Boudin blanc Level: 98 Posts: 999/2467 EXP: 9456210 For next: 198177 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 50 days Last activity: 5 hours # 7 Posted on 19.7.04 2357.56 Reposted on: 19.7.11 2359.01 It only looks like it has the snout of a pig in the first picture. If you look at some of the other pictures (nbc10.com) in the article, it looks more like a dog-type thing and less like a pig. At least, that's what I think.
Grimis Scrapple Level: 129 Posts: 3531/4700 EXP: 24468012 For next: 581709 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 2548 days Last activity: 1003 days # 8 Posted on 20.7.04 0620.10 Reposted on: 20.7.11 0621.59 Incidentally, a local vet has identified it as a dog with mange. But that's only from the video feed. Nobody has tracked it down yet...
PalpatineW Lap cheong Level: 80 Posts: 1130/1528 EXP: 4609589 For next: 173400 Since: 2.1.02 From: Getting Rowdy Since last post: 4109 days Last activity: 3952 days
AIM: # 9 Posted on 20.7.04 0844.46 Reposted on: 20.7.11 0851.08 Looking at the rest of the pictures (thanks, Eddie) it's hind half looks almost shaven. Perhaps some sort of cruel prank? Edit: Or, mange. Duh. Thanks Grimis. (edited by PalpatineW on 20.7.04 0946)
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