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posted 8/10/2011 6:02:25 AM |
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Minnesota state officials are baffled by a mysterious carcass found on a county road, prompting further investigation -- leading to speculation that it may be a boar, an ox, or even a chupacabra.

The hairless white creature was discovered with five claws, dark tufts of hair on its back, and long toenails. With experts unable to identify the mystery mammal, people started talking.

Lacey Ilse told KSAX-TV she was driving near her home on County Road 86, south of Alexandria, when she spotted the mysterious mammal.

"We saw something in the middle of the road, and we knew it wasn't a dog or a cat, because it didn't have hair. It had a clump of hair and all the rest was just white skin," Ilse said. "Its ear was all misshaped. To me, it looked like half-human."

Some folks believe it to be a chupacabra.

"First guess was a badger with like, a case of mange,” Noelle Jones told KSAX-TV. “But then, some other people were saying, like a chupacabra. And after looking at some pictures, I was like, 'you know, it's possible."

Stories of the chupacabra first surfaced in March 1995 in Puerto Rico when dead, blood-drained goats began showing up (El Chupacabra translates to "goat sucker"). That August, a newspaper printed an eyewitness description of a bipedal creature, 4 to 5 feet tall with spikes down its back, long, thin arms and legs, and an alienlike oblong head with red or black eyes.

That depiction became associated with the chupacabra, and reports of similar creatures began popping up throughout the Caribbean, in Latin America, Mexico and the United States.

Local wildlife supervisor Kevin Kotts appeared skeptical of chupacabra links and tried to remain level with his assessment, though he couldn’t give a definitive answer.

"It's got five long front claws on each of its front feet, which would be characteristic of a badger," Kotts said. "I ran the pictures past a few other DNR folks that have a lot of trapping and/or furbearer experience, and they all said, it's hard to be 100 percent sure what it is ... but if it's a Minnesota animal, it's probably a badger."

Picture of the roadkill


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Aug 10 @ 7:00AM  
honestly, we really dont know whats out could be anything.there is still so much that we dont know that exists around us.

Aug 10 @ 7:58AM  
Whatever it was, it must have been on a road trip. Not much chance of it living through our nippy MN winters without hair.

Aug 10 @ 8:49AM  
I read last week that somebody had ran over a cougar in New Hampshire or Connecticut that had a tracking device on it. It had walked all the way from the Dakotas.

Aug 10 @ 9:00AM  
Southern state road kills are easy- it's either going to be an armadillo or opossum, one of the two! I saw so many armadillos laying on the side of the roads in Alabama when I lived in Mobile, I began to wonder if they were born that way- off the side of the road!


Aug 10 @ 9:49AM  
It's a diseased mangy badger IMHO

Aug 10 @ 12:10PM  
Cook it...and see what it tastes like!!!! will most likely..taste like chicken!!!!!(everything else does... )

Aug 10 @ 12:20PM  
Naw!!! rattlesnake still tastes like a rodent eating snake..
Not to say it tastes bad 'cause I like it ..deep fried

Aug 10 @ 8:18PM  
I dunno....kinda looks like a cartoon dog. First thing that came to my mind, was Jim Carrey s dog in 'The Mask'.
But since this was reported on FOX, there are several that will say it's a made up story.

In a related story, care to name the Roadkill in Wisconsin? .

Aug 10 @ 8:48PM  
since this was reported on FOX, there are several that will say it's a made up story.

I don't see people saying that. I have never heard of anyone disputing FOX on a story like this, airplane crashes, murders, etc. It is their spin on political news stories where people have issues with their objectivity and veracity.

Relax, tone it down, it is not as black and white as you make it. Give people credit. Despite our stupidity in who we vote for, we are not as dogmatic as the dogmatic think we are. Think about it

Aug 11 @ 12:14AM  
Could be someone's exotic pet who took a walk or a very strange mutt wandering around with the mange. They could run a dna test to put the rumors to rest. To me that would be the logical thing to do if they are not sure what it is.

Aug 11 @ 12:20AM  
But since this was reported on FOX, there are several that will say it's a made up story

Aren't you getting a bit defensive there? As far as I can see this is not about who reported it but just an odd creature that showed up. Just chill out and enjoy yourself this is not a political blog.

Mar 12 @ 12:27AM  

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