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Hunters baffled by dog-like animal found

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Vets in Ukraine are struggling to identify a 'mutant' animal shot by hunters in a remote area of the former Soviet republic.

Locals say it is a mystery 'Chupacabra' - allegedly sighted a few times in recent years - that preys on rabbits, goats and house animals.

Grey in colour and with ‘fangs’ and a longish neck, it has shorter front legs, slightly resembling a kangaroo, while also showing a likeness to a dog and a fox, say those who have seen it.

http://www.dailymail...ike-animal.html

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Nobody is "struggling to identify" this animal and it is not a "mutant"

It's a red fox with mange.

Compare: From the site

*Snip*

Red Fox with mange

Mange-fox.jpg

Clearly one is mange-ier than the other, but I think the point is clear.

And "slightly resembling a kangaroo"? Seriously? Kangaroos are plantigrade locomotors and this fox clearly had legs for digitigrade locomotion. Come on....

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Nobody is "struggling to identify" this animal and it is not a "mutant"

It's a red fox with mange.

Mange-fox.jpg

They don't seem to think so -

But I cannot identify what kind of animal it is. For example, its canine teeth are similar similar to a fox, but smaller in size - like a marten.

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They don't seem to think so -

But I cannot identify what kind of animal it is. For example, its canine teeth are similar similar to a fox, but smaller in size - like a marten.

Sorry about the copyright infringement... wasn't paying attention.. :o

Wait a minute.... there are pictures of two different animals on that page. The top one, the one I meant to post, is most clearly a mangy fox. The second could be a juvenile fox or a marten, but it's by no mean a mystery creature. The two different animal pics don't give me high hopes for the authenticity of the story, either.

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A dog and a fox got it on? Their both Canids. I suppose its possible.

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Back in the office, "Chuck the chupacubra word in so our page gets more hits!"

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remember seeing the first picture somewhere before.. and if i recall correctly, it was of a supposed chupacabra shot in texas some time back.

As for the other.. perhaps it is a juvenile raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)

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To address the statement that perhaps a dog and fox got it on.. not likely as they are not the same species

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Hmm...

Haven't supposed chupacabras that look very similar to this been caught and revealed to simply be coyotes or foxes with mange?

I think that's all this is.

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It doesn't look like a fox to me. The head almost looks like an otter or something .

It's cute . I'm sad its dead .

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Could be a fox :hmm:

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Raccoon dog with mange.

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Were-hyrax in disguise.

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This is what a chupacabra is supposed to look like, and I don't think they're native to Ukraine. Mexico and southern Texas, mainly.

Not really, a Chupacabra is supposed to look like this:

post-106978-0-75353200-1345813818_thumb.

The thing in your picture is simply a canine that someone started calling a Chupacabra at some point.

And as for the OP, two words - Daily Mail. That's all you need to know.

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I think it looks more like this than the fox, just with a smaller tail. This is a kangeroo with Mange

post-108648-0-30007300-1345814786_thumb.

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Remember when Chupacabra's looked like this:

chupawitness.jpg

Then at some point they changed to looking something like this:

chupa7.jpg

A few mangy dog/fox/raccoon photos come out and these people change their minds and say "Actually, that's what a Chupacabra looks like."

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I think it looks more like this than the fox, just with a smaller tail. This is a kangeroo with Mange

post-108648-0-30007300-1345814786_thumb.

Are you sure that's a kangaroo? Kangaroo's have very rigid tails. The pretty much use it as a third foot, I can't imagine them being able to wrap it around themselves. Also they have large ears and wide snouts.

western-australia-kangaroo-beach.jpg

Red_kangaroo.jpg

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Are you sure that's a kangaroo? Kangaroo's have very rigid tails. The pretty much use it as a third foot, I can't imagine them being able to wrap it around themselves. Also they have large ears and wide snouts.

western-australia-kangaroo-beach.jpg

Red_kangaroo.jpg

I couldn't be less sure about anything! :blush:

I googled kangeroo with mange and that came up

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I couldn't be less sure about anything! :blush:

I googled kangeroo with mange and that came up

Haha, bloody google images. I typed in kangaroo to get the above pictures, a bunch of koala photos showed up too.

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jeeeeeeeeeeeeeez that picture is ancient. I've seen that thing well before the date of that article :\

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Badger?

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So far every so called dead Chupacabra people have found look to be either a dead mangy Coyote, Dog, or Fox.

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Is it just me or does the animal in the second picture look totally different to the other two? Mind you it is the Daily Mail; hardly known for it's high-brow journalism... Must be a slow day, no reports on Polish teenage single-mum hoodies with drug problems stealing everyone's jobs or something :rolleyes:

Badger?

That's kind of what I wondered. For the second picture anyway.

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this is so old, i want to see something freaky not just a naked dog >.>

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this is so old, i want to see something freaky not just a naked dog >.>

Dude, get some money and head for the Red Light district, all the freaky action you will ever want, as well as a few naked dogs... ;)

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Wait a minute.... there are pictures of two different animals on that page. The top one, the one I meant to post, is most clearly a mangy fox. The second could be a juvenile fox or a marten, but it's by no mean a mystery creature. The two different animal pics don't give me high hopes for the authenticity of the story, either.

I agree 100% imaginarynumber1. Mangy fox and a mangy marten. The story itself is a bad joke.

But here is some more on mange in ukraine (mange-chupa...whatever)

http://bigfooteviden...-torch-and.html

Anyway the nasty, rusty rimmed trays, blue/greenish hospital colors and dirty cart does scream of some old/abandoned/ill-kept clinic/hospital in Eastern Europe/Russia though. But I looked deeper and I see that "east2west" submitted the pictures. They have submitted weird stories/pictures before. Some may remember the tree growing in the lung story:

http://news.sky.com/...nside-mans-lung

...pictures by east2west

As far as I can find there is no real east2west, and that is where the story takes a weird turn.

Now I have found many references to east2west. One from a media company (semi/pseudo-religious?) run out of the states. I also found that catholic.org picked the story up too:

http://www.catholic....ry.php?id=47362

...anyway

A found a few links that had "East2West British news agency" with references to a bunch of linkin profiles all to Russian/East European women.

http://nl.linkedin.com/in/kalashnikova

http://uk.linkedin.c...tova/28/540/175

http://uk.linkedin.c...enko/51/5b7/7a9

Which leads to:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/rmottola82

Who has that company in the states

http://www.east2west....com/about.html

Now what is the first thing you guys think?

Well I then found these stories with images supplied by "east2west"

http://www.telegraph...ort-skirts.html

http://www.guardian....ina-zatuliveter

http://themoscownews.../188263585.html

That kinda confirmed my suspicions anyway. I did find the original story is out of Russia (from what I can tell) here with NO COPYRIGHT/OWNERSHIP in the pics:

http://englishrussia...hunting-season/

Which leads to a blogger here:

http://2leep.com/bar...686.html#cutid1

I find this all very ****in weird. The story here is not the mange/chupa angle either...

But what do I know. :gun:

"I know nothing!" -sgt Schultz :whistle:

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