Maine’s Mystery Monster: “Hybrid Mutant” could be feral dog

News of a mystery monster ran rampant in papers and over the internet last week when an evil, foul-smelling, killer, hybrid-mutant Tasmanian devil/hyena/coyote responsible for the disappearance of untold numbers of cats and dogs was found dead in Maine's Adroscogging County. Alas, amateur cryptozoologists and conspiracy theorists everywhere will be disappointed to learn that experts now believe the creature to be nothing more than feral chow, a common breed of dog. Here's the latest, with pictures.
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