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  • ladyravenwolf60, sorry but I have to point out a glaring incongruity in your statement. In point of fact the animal is already dead, therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE for the animal to suffer. As such, there's nothing wrong with someone making money on the display of an unusual creature, whatever it may be. Otherwise maybe we should close natural history museums? A bleeding heart dulls the sensibilities. Your post was doing well until you started wringing your hands.

    Be careful, as I would hate to see the good points you make in the beginning be dismissed by people who read your close. It may kind of take away some of your credibility.

    September 7, 2009 at 11:19 a.m.
  • some 40 years ago the states of mo ks and others thought it would be a great idea to infect coyote with a pathogene to cause mange so they would die of exposier and reduce to ever increasing numbers. of course they did not make it public it was just an expierment to offset the removal of bounty and hunting pressure as urban sprawl began to show signs of helping the coyote gain ground in habitate by learning to live with humans carelessness.As a night hunter of coon, fox, bob cat, I would see the detestable results in the field of hairless coyote and killed many out of kindness. I quit killing any living thing about that time i even release my fish. But i RUN dogs and enjoy the chase that is always won buy the quary.for some years I humanely removed 'critters' from local trouble spots with conibear type traps and dogs never poison mainly building better relations with the producer and his menaceing varmit.I do think the picture looks a lot like RedWolf/Coyote/Whippet hound. We had a german shepard X coyote with a saddle back as Alpha dog in a pack that terrorized a 15 mile railroad bed timber for 10 years and still see his offspring sometimes. During the days when it was Good OLe boy's 4x4s and greyhounds we found several coyote with greyhound traites/whippet/coonhound.Meanest one i handled was a bull mastif crossed coyote that had a taste for pigglets. he could fight off a sow solo and carry a gilt 50 feet before laying it down for the pack to dismember.Also of note is in 65 years farming and critterchasing I never once saw evidence of a coyote/wolf doing damage to bovine-equine species onlt coming in for the afterbirth on a cow/ calf pair while it was steamy. i have left a dead calf while i took the cow to the barn and returned to find it draged some distance away.
    Local packs of domestic dogs cause a lot more damage than all the wild varmits combined. They do not have the skills to effectively hunt and feed a pack like the cousin does so they create more opertunities with domestic tastes like trash/cats/ backyard pet's pigmy goats and sheep. I have never seen a sheep carcuse thatwas
    Killed by coyote either. i have not seen lambs that were victims only cold bodies that were diseased or stillborne.I won't say it never happens but not when I could prove it in a court of law. Coyote did not slaughter your farm animal.

    September 3, 2009 at 3:31 p.m.
  • Has any reputable veterinarian examined this specimen for mange? Having lived in S. Texas for many years and being extremely familiar with the mange problem in nearly every canid there - this would appear to be nothing more than a dog species with an advanced infection of either sarcoptic or demodex mange. This would explain the nearly hairless appearance and leathery looking skin. Not saying this is some kind of hoax - just a damn good theory that has been around for more than 40 years.

    September 3, 2009 at 2:04 p.m.
  • I have seen this very same type of dog down in Acapulco about 4 years ago. At first scared the crud out of me but one of the locals explained that these dogs escaped from zoos over time and run wildly and domestically around Mexico. I have also heard that these dogs are related to the Peruvian hairless. This is not some mythical creature and that I am certain.

    September 3, 2009 at 10:35 a.m.
  • Wow, just when you think the alarm's going off on Canion's 15 minutes she hits the dang snooze button again. Crank up the t-shirt machine!

    September 3, 2009 at 9:18 a.m.
  • thats why i lay low...ladywolf

    September 3, 2009 at 12:11 a.m.
  • This is not a Chupacabra . It really resembles a Peruvian hairless Dog. They are large hairless they also have very long legs which would make it look Kangarooish.And it looks as if it may be mixed with Coyote. That would exsplain the large ears.
    The poor thing looks like it has been starved. That would exsplain it's bad skin. And the looks of the spine raised up off the back. Please look up pictures of this Peruvian Hairless dog. You will see that it has canine teeth. Which cannot be used for sucking Blood. I just wish people would contact the right people to cheak out these things before they try to make The poor animal suffer after it's death in a shop someplace just to make money.

    September 3, 2009 at 12:06 a.m.
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    September 2, 2009 at 10:27 p.m.