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Mysterious creature found in Nelson County

Posted on Sunday, 26 December, 2010 | Comment icon 62 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Mark Cothren / Wave3

An unusual animal with no hair and wrinkly skin has been shot and killed in Kentucky this month.

Mark Cothren encountered the creature on December 18th. "I was like: 'every animal has hair, especially this time of year!' What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair," he said.

"Has a mythical creature made its way to Kentucky? Some people seem to think so, after a Nelson County man came across a creature with grayish, wrinkly skin and no fur."

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Comment icon #53 Posted by crosswood on 19 January, 2011, 6:47
i agree with u brother . . its seem similar . .
Comment icon #54 Posted by DCFan on 19 January, 2011, 13:34
Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
Comment icon #55 Posted by Dougal on 19 January, 2011, 14:25
I think that all the people slating the bloke for shooting the critter should go take a look at the "should we shoot bigfoot" thread, there's some good reasons there as to why alot of people feel it's perfectly fine to shoot something for scientific study. Personally I'm all for shooting animals for study, much better to have 1 dead animal and alot of information about it rather than 100 stories about the animal.
Comment icon #56 Posted by Ryu on 19 January, 2011, 15:17
Hmm..never heard of catching an animal? Especially in this case, the animal doesn't need to be blown to bits just so it can be studied. At any rate this is not what the topic is about however I am inclined to think the little black animals is probably just a baby raccoon with a different color variation much like how one sees black squirrels or occasionally black and grey. I don't see anything unusual about it.
Comment icon #57 Posted by psyche101 on 19 January, 2011, 22:55
Hi Diechecker How have you been. I think the original question just referred to animals, maybe we could chuck fish in here? I would agree, all good reasons, also I think ones first instinct would be self preservation, isn't rabies a real problem in that part of the world?
Comment icon #58 Posted by psyche101 on 19 January, 2011, 22:57
Not I, I think the world of our US cousins. Hrmmzz but mixed feelings when it comes to BiScardi, Greer, Mier, Joan Ocean and those crackpots but I think most of those fine people I referred to as cousins are on board with me there!
Comment icon #59 Posted by UFO_Monster on 20 January, 2011, 18:10
It does remind me somewhat of a raccoon, but is definitely far from it as well. I don't know what it could be, so the person who suggested that it's a raccoon at least has a hunch..I've got nothing.
Comment icon #60 Posted by Dougal on 20 January, 2011, 18:21
catching a live animal = much harder than shooting one. I'm hardly recommending that people go out and eliminate every animal they see. Just that if something is genuinely strange and unlike any known animal, then unless a trap is already set up in the right area, then if the opportunity arises shoot it. Of course an animal doesn't need to be "blown to bits" to be studied, but having a specimen sure does help.
Comment icon #61 Posted by UFO_Monster on 20 January, 2011, 18:24
They should take a skin sample to determine its DNA. They have a fresh corpse. What more would they need?

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