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Nikkole - posted on 12/23/2010

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My husband watches shows that have this animal and stuff about big foot a lot he drives me nuts i get soo sick of hearing about these animals cause every show is the same and they play them 100 times a day!! BUT im with Juliann on this one i think there could be animals out there that we don't know about!! There are soo many miles of forests we have not ventured through and we haven't been able to go all the way down to the ocean floor soo GOD knows whats out there!!

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Its a mythical creature! people seen them, just because no one ever caught one before doesn't mean they don't exist. When china was trying to catch a panda to prevent extension, it took them 60 years to encounter one in the wild. There are lots of animals in the wild we don't know about. We're not the stealthiest animal, they hear us coming and run :P

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I don't know which is more sad. That the guy shot and killed it because he "feared what it was" or that everyone (news casters included) was laughing about it. I think it's sad. We see something we don't understand and we kill it. Yeah, that's the impression we want to leave on nature and the universe in general. Go humans. Well, not so bright humans who laugh off the death of a possibly unknown species. Whichever. (eye roll)

Kate CP - posted on 12/26/2010

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Nah, I like Lisa's idea. I think the bastard shaved it. Too bad it wasn't a beaver...then he could claim he found a bald beaver.

Yep. I went there.

Minnie - posted on 12/26/2010

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Def looks like a racoon to me...but the fact that it has full whiskers makes me a little confused...wouldn't those fall out as well if it had a condition that made it hairless? Anyways, the feet and the way the canine tooth hangs over the lower lip like that makes it look like a racoon.



Maybe the guy just shaved it after he killed it.

Isobel - posted on 12/25/2010

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all mammals are subject to alopecia which is a condition that leads to loss of hair.

LaCi - posted on 12/24/2010

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Typically a rabid animal is not friendly. Twitchy, jumpy, and aggressive are more characteristic. Like... if it were a crackhead.

Kate CP - posted on 12/24/2010

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Nah, I was just confused for a second. Makes sense to me to be nervous around wild animals who are acting a little too "friendly". They usually ARE afraid of humans and a sign that they may be rabid is when they don't show fear.

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whew...worried we were going to get into another stupid ass people getting on each others nerves on this thing and more threads getting blocked!
thank you kate!

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uhh...not what I meant. just in general always afraid of racoons and rabies. not about hair loss or anything.

Isobel - posted on 12/23/2010

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my parents actually raised two of them, one died and they set the other one free (after my dad "taught" him to live in the wild)

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I heart raccoons. A family of them lived outside my house. I would give them eggs raw. They take the egg and break it then drink it without spilling it.. Pretty cool.

LaCi - posted on 12/23/2010

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Raccoons used to hang out with my outdoor cats and eat at night. I used to feed the ones by the river peanut butter crackers. I also had two babies that I felt the need to bottle feed and raise until they were bigger. Good animals. Unless they're rabid or something.

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that is so sad that racoon was hit by a streetcar. have a love/hate thing with racoons. gorgeous animals but freak me out when I let the dog out at night (small dog).

anyway, think it is disgusting that dude actually killed an animal cause he didn't know what it was. LOSER. look at hairless cats and dogs. guy could have taken a video or something ins tead of hillbilly-esque grabbing a shotgun. pisses me off.

Isobel - posted on 12/23/2010

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That's a bald raccoon...can you believe after surviving several Canadian winters it ended up getting hit by a streetcar :(

Mary - posted on 12/23/2010

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A few years ago, there was big excitement in my area about sightings of this strange, hairless creature. The local news even dubbed it the "Hyote" because people thought it looked like a cross between a hyena and a coyote (neither of which are indigenous to the suburbs of Baltimore). It was finally captured (not killed) by I cannot remember who. Turns out it was an unusually large fox with mange. No scars or sores - just hairless.

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Well, if its healing wouldn't it have some sort of scar? I dont know too much about the mange, except that i know a dog that had it, and it looked like his skin was falling off. Hes better now :P

Kate CP - posted on 12/23/2010

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Julianne: Not necessarily. Some animals who contract mange, either sarcoptic or demodectic, can simply lose all their hair and not really have any sores especially if they are recovering from it and aren't itching. The sores are from scratching, not the mites themselves.

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Well was their dna analysis to prove it was a raccoon?I think not! More proof before you convince me this is not a chupacabra!!!! lmao

Jackie - posted on 12/23/2010

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"I also think it's a racoon. I'd really like to know why it's naked though."

Maybe he was just caught with his pants down? maybe he got caught in the den or the tree with a lady raccoon by her mate and he had to get the hell outta dodge and left his jacket! LMFAO

Jenny - posted on 12/23/2010

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I also think it's a racoon. I'd really like to know why it's naked though.

Rosie - posted on 12/23/2010

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i'm gong with chupacabra!! hehe! it's there to suck your goat blood!!!

Jackie - posted on 12/23/2010

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I stand corrected. After looking at it again, I think it's a raccoon. It's still a shame he killed it though. Although, it probably would have frozen to death anywho...

Becky - posted on 12/23/2010

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Did anyone see that Friends episode where Rachel had that hairless cat? It reminds me of that.

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i agree is does look like a raccoon, i still think its a "mythical creature" until i see evidence otherwise :D

Kate CP - posted on 12/23/2010

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It's a goddamn raccoon. You can tell by it's paws.

"Everybody is leaning kind of toward that - it's the Chupacabra! People have come up to me [saying] 'that's what the thing is 'cause I pulled it up on the Internet'" Cothren laughed.

...wonder what it's like to live in a town full of morons. *sigh*

Jackie - posted on 12/23/2010

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OMG how did my dog get all the way to Kentucky?!

j/k I think it's a fox with a genetic mutation. It's a shame he killed it though just because he didn't know what it was. He didn't say it showed any aggression. Shame on him...

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