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Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by jinx880101
I tell you what... it looks bloody hideous! I really wouldn't like that thing jumping out at me in the night....... and if it's not a sloth then i don't know what...
I've just done a search and found these mammals of Argentina (searching for animals with a thick type neck and long legs):
Originally posted by Myendica
looks like a sea otter or a seal without its like outter skin ....?
i dont know
Originally posted by Daisy-Lola
Photo after a few days
Source - Metro Newspaper
Those claws do look like a sloths
Originally posted by internos
Thanks for sharing: i'll post a rough translation of the article about it:
Strange creature found in Cerro Azul
The discovery of a strange creature in Cerro Azul has aroused controversy among the people, for while some say it may be a being from another planet, others simply believe that is an animal.
Four teenagers aged between 14 and 16 years, met him at the Jet Blue Hill, on Saturday, while having fun in the place.
According to one of them, they suddenly saw the creature emerging from a cave located behind the water jet. At her appearance and it began to climb over the rocks to one of them panicked and began to thrash him and throw sticks, getting killed, after which they threw into the water and ran.
The explanation in the links below would make sense to me
[edit on 17/9/2009 by internos]
This type of malformations are common in wildlife when populations are small and begin reproducing between themselves, a union that in biology is known as "endogamia".
Inbreeding may result in a far higher phenotypic expression of deleterious recessive genes within a population than would normally be expected. As a result, first-generation inbred individuals are more likely to show physical and health defects, including:
Reduced fertility both in litter size and sperm viability
Increased genetic disorders
Fluctuating facial asymmetry
Lower birth rate
Higher infant mortality
Slower growth rate
Smaller adult size
Loss of immune system function
Originally posted by internos
I have found an interview by Nieves B. Pazos to Prof. Gastón Aseff , a researcher in cryptozoology: he stated to have just been at the phone with one of ther biologists who performed the autopsy to the creature:
according to him, it could be a mutation of a sloth: Perezoso, which translation returns "Sloth".
I have found an interview by Nieves B."
"... but he added that it could also be could be a mutation of a mammal born with some form of malformation."
Another possible cause would be the so called "endogamia" (inbreeding)
This type of malformations are common in wildlife when populations are small and begin reproducing between themselves ..."