Mystery Beast Identified: Maine’s cryptic critter proves canine

Ever since the "mystery critter" was found dead near in Turner Maine last week and especially since its picture started circulating on the internet (see, speculation has run wild about the beast's identity. A few of the more colorful guesses include: northern chupacabra, Tasmanian devil, Injun Devil, Wendigo, and ET. Alas, DNA evidence has proven that the critter is canine. It's mother is definitely a dog, say experts at a University of Maine laboratory. So far, though, the results still leave open the slight possibility that the father is a goat-sucker, Martian, or mythological bogeyman of American Indian folklore.