Yuh! The Friggin' Chupacabra
August 16, 2006 7:45 PM   Subscribe

A coyote raised on Moxie and Allen's. Maine's chupacabra dead at 25. Finally done in by a bondo covered El Camino SS (poster speculation on car type and quality).
posted by Mayor Curley (24 comments total)
A news report I saw said that they'd done genetic testing on the carcass and found that it was a dog/wolf half-breed.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 7:54 PM on August 16, 2006

posted by TwelveTwo at 7:55 PM on August 16, 2006

SCDB. I think that's the same as the reference in the linked article to an incident of an animal in Maine that couldn't be identified. I'd be surprised if they had DNA results on this one just yet, and if they had it would have been in the lede.
posted by George_Spiggott at 8:11 PM on August 16, 2006

...a bondo covered El Camino SS...

That's the way I'm going to remember it even if the facts prove otherwise.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:21 PM on August 16, 2006

Mmm.... Fat Ass in a Glass
posted by suki at 8:25 PM on August 16, 2006

That's no moon... it's a space station!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:52 PM on August 16, 2006

Yes, even rare or weird animals get hit by cars and become roadkill. Except 'Squatch, of course.
posted by Tube at 9:04 PM on August 16, 2006

Next on CNN, the Jersey Devil was flattened by an R.V.

And that thing looks like my mom's poodle. No joke.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 9:06 PM on August 16, 2006

The Wild Beast of Gevaudan strikes again! Er, got struck again
posted by maryh at 9:12 PM on August 16, 2006

That looks like a regular old dog to me, maybe a wolf hybrid but more like a chow or malamute cross.
posted by fshgrl at 9:20 PM on August 16, 2006

posted by shoepal at 9:51 PM on August 16, 2006

Yep. Definitely a canid of some sort.
posted by geekhorde at 10:02 PM on August 16, 2006

So that's what happens when a bear, and rat and a malamute get drunk and have a threesome.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:25 PM on August 16, 2006

Werewolves, people. They run the gubmint.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 10:49 PM on August 16, 2006

I also read in a couple other articles that genetic testing showed this was a dog/ wolf mix. I once had a dog that was dog/ wolf. They are pretty common. This one must have inherited a wolf's character with the body of a large breed of dog. Maybe a Chou Chou?
posted by Titania at 11:46 PM on August 16, 2006

Poor little doggy. It just wanted love. And blood.
posted by pracowity at 12:01 AM on August 17, 2006

BTW, everyone, it's chupacabras. Yes, even when singular.
posted by redteam at 12:46 AM on August 17, 2006

A coyote raised on Moxie and Allen's.

...and whoopie pies and a pack of Camels. Probably had an '82 Firebird up on blocks in his yard and hung out at Marden's, too.
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:14 AM on August 17, 2006

Ha! I am so glad you FPPed this. My coworker (hwo grew up in Turner) was showning us this yesterday at work. We all agreed werewolf. Poor little guy.
posted by miss tea at 4:21 AM on August 17, 2006

Yey Alvy.
posted by imperium at 5:10 AM on August 17, 2006

There's so much inbreeding up in Oxford County, it was inevitable that it would start to spill over into the animal population.
posted by briank at 5:32 AM on August 17, 2006 [1 favorite]

I hear it was a hit put out by Buckles The Weremoose, Secret Chief of Bates College, to clear away its competition for the coveted Down East Crown.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:56 AM on August 17, 2006

I think it's just a mutt. It looks like a chow-something mix, if I had to guess.

...and as I went over to Cryptomundo to get a link to the discussion from yesterday, I find this update:
‘Like horns of a devil’
Lewiston, Maine
Sun Journal
By Mark LaFlamme, Staff Writer
Thursday, August 17,2006

Turner - Loren Coleman poked at the animal remains with plastic bags protecting his hands. There was not much left of the carcass, but there were clues here and there.

"The skull is gone. The haunches and all the internal organs, too. The only fleshy parts left are the paws," said the veteran cryptozoologist. "It’s got some extra claws that I find interesting.

"They’re sticking up like the horns of a devil. I’ll be looking into that."

Coleman was the only expert on the scene Wednesday as the controversy over the unidentified animal reached levels bordering on hysteria.

His early opinion: That the beast was possibly a chow, a breed of dog, that had turned feral.
That's enough of this story for me.

Seriously, don't they have fucking dogs in Maine? The big monstrous accomplishment of this poor thing was that it killed a 16 year old Doberman. A fucking 5 year-old in a wheelchair could kill a 16 year-old Doberman.
posted by illovich at 8:08 AM on August 17, 2006

Seriously, don't they have fucking dogs in Maine?

They certainly do.
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:21 AM on August 17, 2006

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