The 7 - Random - Uhm... new animal?
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EddieBurkett Boudin blanc Level: 91 Posts: 998/2279 EXP: 7257684 For next: 211257 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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 Kolbasz Level: 45 Posts: 126/471 EXP: 643764 For next: 16405 Since: 1.5.03 From: California, Home of THE LAKERS! Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 2 hours # 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: 11 Posts: 14/20 EXP: 5335 For next: 651 Since: 12.6.04 From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Since last post: 3409 days Last activity: 3288 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: 80 Posts: 1038/1747 EXP: 4779002 For next: 3987 Since: 18.6.02 From: North Cacalacky Since last post: 1715 days Last activity: 1683 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: 89 Posts: 1001/2182 EXP: 6816217 For next: 99711 Since: 11.12.01 From: Catlin IL Since last post: 108 days Last activity: 101 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: 76 Posts: 1126/1528 EXP: 3984603 For next: 21476 Since: 2.1.02 From: Getting Rowdy Since last post: 2604 days Last activity: 2446 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: 91 Posts: 999/2279 EXP: 7257684 For next: 211257 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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: 123 Posts: 3531/4700 EXP: 21032577 For next: 198749 Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1043 days Last activity: 840 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: 76 Posts: 1130/1528 EXP: 3984603 For next: 21476 Since: 2.1.02 From: Getting Rowdy Since last post: 2604 days Last activity: 2446 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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