posted on Aug, 12 2008 @ 08:38 PM
I've worked with dogs for 11 years and this thing may look like one physically, but it shares more characteristics with non-canines when you watch
it. The weird hairless appearance would make me think it was a wild dog with diseases at first glance. Our brains automatically try to file things in
the categories we expect things to go in, even if it's not accurate. But the gait and behavior isn't consistent with a healthy or diseased canine.
It looks more like a hyena.
As it lopes, the front, back, left and right paws don't touch the ground like a dog that is either running away or just trotting along. Without going
into detail about the order that a dog's paws touch the ground in its various gaits (just go to a dog park and watch), the lope is a more like an
animal with hooves, or front paws that don't have any traction, like a horse, goat, or even possum or raccoon. Also, it looks like the front paws may
be curled back, which would be consistent with the way it runs: not "pulling" the ground up to it, but more like a hooved animal with no front
traction, or something that's skipping on it's "knuckles", if it has knuckles. The tail is tucked between the legs like a dog, but a scared dog
running away for more than a few seconds keeps its profile low, with ears flat on the head. The creature in the film still keeps it's back in a
gallp-arch and doesn't adopt anything close to a fear- or even chase-gait of a canine.
If it were a diseased canine it wouldn't have the coordinated behavior of another animal. It would have the behavior of a diseased canine.
Just telling it like I see it.