posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 04:32 PM
reply to post by jwstarry
It's a sloth, without question. How did it lose all its fur? I'm sure that's another story entirely. You can tell by watching the
video, the creature is built just like a sloth (these are indigenous to Panama btw), and has the distinctive curved claws on each foot and hand. The
bloating is just what happens when an animal dies and is left in the sun for a couple days. Panama is ~HOT~, on a hot rock this thing could have
blown up to that size in less than a day. I did a little research on the story, and apparently some kids playing by the water beat the # out of this
poor sloth because it was 'coming after them'?????
Uh, at what .03 mph? Panama news was calling it a dead dog. Sloths live in Panama, and I'm sure they have dogs, these people have seen a sloth
before. Does it really look like a dog to them? If I live in the U.S. and I can recognize it, sans hair, come on...
I'll give em credit, it looks pretty freakin cool, but it's a premeditated hoax, not something these kids just happened to stumble upon. I'm
betting it was 'literally' cooked up by the teenagers who 'found' it. Kill a sloth, ~Hey, it's not gonna run!~ boil the hair off of it, stick
it near a cave by a body of water & viola! You have 'washed up mystery cave creature', and national publicity.