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Mystery creature image posted on Twitter

Posted on Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 | Comment icon 70 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A photograph of a mysterious carnivorous creature has been posted by Jonah King on Twitter.

The image shows an unidentified creature with vicious looking teeth that was allegedly photographed in the American southwest. According to Mr King the corpse was being picked at by buzzards when it was found and appears to be wrapped in a plastic bin bag.

The jury is out over what the creature is, since the image appeared online theories suggested have ranged from a dead bear or pet dog to a cryptozoological creature such as the legendary Chupacabra. Could it be a genuine new species or is there a more conventional explanation ?

"@MattMoneymaker1 do you have any idea what this is? It was found in rural southwest Ms being eaten by buzzards."

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Comment icon #61 Posted by grendals_bane on 29 March, 2013, 20:18
But if we had good pictures UM would be a very boring place, with threads titled "Look at this tree stump," or "Exclusive photos of road kill".
Comment icon #62 Posted by mizzdizzy on 2 April, 2013, 2:13
Comment icon #63 Posted by Truebeliever7 on 3 April, 2013, 2:32
I think its an anciet hairy dinosaur, acctually we know now some had fur/feathers and are potentialy warm blooded. Digest that then tell me it doesn't look like a hairy alligator raptor thing. Sucks its dead and decaying.
Comment icon #64 Posted by msmike1 on 4 April, 2013, 13:56
Its a dog or a coyote. No telling how long its been dead. Buzzards, opossums, and crows picking at it would explain any hair loss along with hundreds of other reasons. mis-shaped head? Hit by a car. Really nothing at all unusual about it. Its a dead dog of some sort. Mike
Comment icon #65 Posted by TheSearcher on 5 April, 2013, 7:00
Actually, the warm blooded dinosaurs is only a hypothesis, nothing has been proven yet either way. Besides, not even all modern mammals are warm-blooded in exactly the same way. A fast, hungry cheetah has a classic warm-blooded metabolism, but the relatively primitive platypus sports a tuned-down metabolism that in many ways is closer to that of a comparably sized lizard than to that of other mammals. Further complicating matters, some palaeontologists claim that slow-moving prehistoric mammals had true cold-blooded metabolisms. It's never that clear-cut. And no it doesn't look like ... [More]
Comment icon #66 Posted by slaughtr on 8 April, 2013, 13:29
It's clear to see this isn't a dog with those type of teeth.
Comment icon #67 Posted by Infinite Playlist on 19 April, 2013, 11:59
It's obviously Grainius Photographus. When you look it dead in the.. Err, skull... side effects include being unable to take a decent photograph of dead dogs, deciding horrible angles are good, and just overall stupidity in photography 101.
Comment icon #68 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 19 April, 2013, 22:18
I think its a hoax, the article said he sent it to finding bigfoots Matt MoneyMaker and got no response, MoneyMaker didnt respond because its a hoax. Theres already enough of that going on in the field of Bigfoot.
Comment icon #69 Posted by MasterFlint on 21 April, 2013, 4:58
Looks like a dead dog to me. Maybe it was a Chow...

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