posted on Dec, 10 2003 @ 09:56 PM
Here's is an e-mail I received today concerning this mummified creature. I'm still waiting on several other responses. I even wrote to N.I.D.s
in Las Vegas. I will keep you informed.
Eric Rickart, the UMNH Curator of Vertebrates, and I reviewed your photos and
were unable to determine the species of this animal from the pictures. The
view of the face, which is the best diagnostic indicator, isn't clear enough to
make a species identification. It's not big (about a foot long) and the feet
seem to be digitigrade. The cranium (from what we can see) is round. So a
guess is that it may be a cat of some sort, although the tail is pretty short.
It might be a baby, but the feet aren't disproportionately large.
I'm sorry we couldn't be of more help.
Department of Anthropology and
Utah Museum of Natural History
University of Utah
Salt Lake City UT 84112