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ABC News
Residents [of Turner, Maine,] 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. 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.

maine_mystery_beast3.jpgMichelle 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.”

For the past 15 years, residents across Androscoggin County have reported seeing and hearing a mysterious animal with chilling monstrous cries and eyes that glow in the night. The animal has been blamed for attacking and killing a Doberman pinscher and a Rottweiler the past couple of years.

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  1. its a damn dog for christ-sake!

    Comment by ben | August 17, 2006

  2. Is there a family named “Baskerville” living nearby?

    Comment by Bill | August 17, 2006

  3. It’s a dog of some sort!

    Comment by Teri | August 17, 2006

  4. Not a dog no canine teeth………Mutant of a dog possibly but no know species . Wait and see what the test results bring.
    This may be what is being called the Chupacapa. Similar looks as they are described…….

    Comment by realvalu | August 17, 2006

  5. Where are all of you people from It’s NOT a dog a dog has more of a snout and bigger ears it’s not a dog with teeth that look like They are from HELL People open your eyes if it’s a dog it’s a new species of Killers
    What is wrong with the DEC up there that they will not check it out.
    Get The science community involved they will do more than the DEC. The DEC probaly let the thing go in the first place.

    Comment by mark | August 17, 2006

  6. A dog’s a dog…sure there’s variants, but you can’t say dog has more of a snout, look at pugs! and diff’t types of dogs have diff’t ear sizes. The photo doesnt’ show the teeth very well, so we should prob hold off on commenting on the teeth. sure, perhaps its a new breed of canine, but i still think its an overhype–because the bottom line is its still a dog….

    Comment by ben | August 17, 2006

  7. where is the DEC on this, the dec around here in new york say they didnt bring in mountain lions here they all say no but they are liers to cover themselves if someone gets hurt its not a dog.

    Comment by mark | August 17, 2006

  8. Bill: Just a mile down the road.

    Comment by oldstersview | August 17, 2006

  9. figures they let it go to control something else thats what the dec does best

    Comment by mark | August 17, 2006

  10. I personally think its a hell beast from the core of the Earth that has finally come throw our fertile soil to unleash hell on Earth… but that is just my educated hypothesis of the whole situation lmfao

    Comment by Sev | August 17, 2006

  11. Hey you dont suppose this hell rodent dog from hell is the same thing up there in canada to this hell beast. There must be more I say if they are from hell they are going to have one hell of a fight and we the people will send them right back down to where they came from

    Comment by mark | August 18, 2006

  12. Its just a speical ed dog or,mabye not “WIERD”

    Comment by linda | August 18, 2006

  13. This “dog” obviously came from Stephen King’s backyard!

    Comment by Tara | August 18, 2006

  14. I personally believe that if this thing has been around for 15 years then maybe at some point someone’s dog ran away and it mated with another animal.. or in this case the dog became wild. It’s that same idea with a pig. On the farm the cute and pink, but if one escapes over time it becomes wild and grows hair along with other things, making it look like a warthog. There’s really no way in telling what this is, so all we can do is wait for test results to confirm it’s origin.

    Comment by Caitlin | August 22, 2006

  15. This here critter is definetley canine. My guess is Chow Chow which would explain the blue tongue ,and perhaps this poor pupperdoos is the offspring of coyote/wolf(hard to tell the size/weight) which would explain the light eyes. I wouldn’t get too excited over this;just really sorry to see what lack of responsible spay/nueter programs, and people that won’t keep their animals properly fenced and cared for can create!
    Grrrrrrrrr. Makes me sick.

    Comment by dallas | August 24, 2006

  16. Whatever it is it is very creepy. I don’t think this is mans best friend…heck, I would let this thing loose in the woods hopefully never to find the light of day again!!!

    Comment by Mitch | August 26, 2006

  17. This should have been on X-Files

    Comment by Dragon | August 29, 2006

  18. Its a Chow im looking at my dog and its same as my dog a darn black chow lol

    Comment by Dano | August 29, 2006

  19. We all now how people work from generation to generation passing down scary bed time stories. I personally believe that this is just a highly unfortunate animal that is now having her carcas displayed all over the evening news and for what reason, to prove that things really do go bump in the night? If u ask me, if there is a beast out there tourturing the pets of Maine then it certainly isn’t this one. This couldn’t have taken down a rottweiller and a Doberman. Lets face it folks this ain’t our girl. Maybe they should be looking for some thing that supposedly only comes out when the moon is full!

    Comment by Lilly | September 3, 2006

  20. Last I checked wild dogs didn’t have dental work done>

    Comment by Lilly | September 3, 2006

  21. this is mindbolowing to me. i live where this animal was hit. and all i have to say is, people in maine are unbelivably stupid. its a dog…thats all. has noone ever seen a dog before. people are gpoin on about this por animal when its just an unfortunate dog. people in this state are very ignorant to even the simpelest things in life

    Comment by sweettooth | February 7, 2007

  22. It is a Dog.Where is the the mystery? What is wrong with the people in Maine?

    Comment by Vanessa Smith | February 12, 2007

  23. that aint normal if you ask me

    Comment by Eoghan Walsh | December 3, 2007

  24. its more possible its a dire wolf look it up in crypto zoology

    Comment by Aaron | January 5, 2008

  25. We have several packs of these same looking animals that run along the river bluffs.They look like a domestic dog crossed with a coyote (Coydog)
    They are between 45 to 65 lbs.

    Comment by Willie | January 28, 2008

  26. Is that in Mass., Willie?

    Comment by oldstersview | January 28, 2008

  27. South Eastern South Dakota

    Comment by Willie | January 29, 2008

  28. Willie, if you have a picture and would like to email it to me I’ll post it, assuming that is OK with you.

    Comment by oldstersview | January 29, 2008

  29. I am not sure where to send it.

    Comment by Willie | January 29, 2008

  30. […] Update to “What the heck is this?” (Thanks, Willie.) I have just received this and the accompanying pictures from a reader in South Dakota. It sure looks similar to the animal in the post. (The original post is here.) […]

    Pingback by Update to “What the heck is this?” (Thanks, Willie.) « Oldster’s View | February 24, 2008

  31. Spike? Is that you?

    Comment by Jim | May 6, 2008

  32. dat is a dog u idiots!!
    U r so stupid u lot!

    Comment by Emma | June 14, 2008

  33. this is not a dog its a monster it is on tv on monster quest they say there is more maybe 1 more they dont know but i beleavce its a monster i may be only 11 but its true i beleave its a real monster

    Comment by joshua | August 5, 2008

  34. Yeah, josh, MonsterQuest’s DNA analysis concluded that Michelle O’Donnell’s “monster” was at least half dog (maternal DNA confirmed) and that the father was either a dog or a wolf. A vet(DVM)continued that mange, frostbite, scavenging trash, and fighting other dogs could explain the remaining disfigurement. As for other posters and the rest of the episode, there seems to be another animal in Maine, perhaps related to the wolverine, that has yet to be discovered, but this isn’t it. This is a very ugly dog, or dog wolf hybrid.

    Comment by holeth | August 5, 2008

  35. I had a cat (average size)that was all white short haired half Siamese and half Manx. It used to climb our Mango tree and chase down 4 foot Iguanas and consume them head to tail like out of a Marlin Perkins “Wild Kingdom” episode, only it was real.

    Comment by Mark | August 16, 2008

  36. its a freaking bread of dog/wolf dang it!

    Comment by deep throught (wolf) | September 13, 2008

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