posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 12:53 PM
Ok to explain a few things .....................
The fact that there is a fresh trail of feces from the animal shows it was alive as all animals defecate or expel bodily excrement upon death if
there is a buildup of any sort.
The lack of a noticable gum line is very common in undernuroushed animals of any sort. Also a receeding gum line will make the teeth appear very
prominent which explains why they look large.
The jaw line not matching up could just be the angle of the photo given it appears to line up in other photos , however even if its not the angle its
not uncommon for canines to have shorter lower jaws do to malnurishment ( ive seen several )
The statement that the front legs are smaller then the back is either very misleading or completely false. If the person who said that meant the
front legs are shorter then the back then they either blatantly lied or they have never really examined the bone structure of a canine. Canines as
well as most other 4 legged animals have an extremly prominent muscle and bone structure in the rear legs making them look larger due to the hips. I
have taken one of the pics and placed it in a photoshop program to measure the legs and both front and back are within a half an inch of length which
is normal for a dog. Perhaps the person meant the front legs where smaller in diameter then the back which is true but its also normal for any canine
to have stronger more musclular legs in the back then in the front.
The lack of blood, the lack of hair, and the semi necrotic state of the body easily tie into one another. Sarcoptic mange atacks the skin causeing
hairloss, it also eats away at the skin causing it to actually rot and in some severe cases the animal is nothing more then a walking corpse. The
mange will litterally eat away at the animal making it rot inside and out. If you dig up a corpse and shoot it you wont get blood from it and the same
applies for a semi rotting living creature ( depending on where on the body you shoot it of course )
This animal is not likely a coyote and i cant beleive the amount of experts over looked this but has anyone ever seen a spotted coyote? Look at the
first one of these animals that was shot , the body has dark spots randomly appearing on its body. Some of you may not releize this but an animals
color pattern goes all the way to the skin , meaning if you shave a striped tiger the tiger will still have stripes in its skin , the same goes for
spots on a dog . The skin on a dalmation is litterally a mirror image of the dogs hair coloring there skin is white with big black splotches on it.
This animal was clearly had spots in its fur coat and ive never seen any refference to spotted coyotes nor can i find any documentation on it. (
granted i could be wrong on this one but i dont think i am )
The animal is also not a fox given its weight, a fat fox would be lucky to weigh 15 to 20 pounds let alone a malnourished one.
It puzzles me why they are having such a problem identifying this dog, it also puzzles me why its not the CDC being contacted versus zoos. If this as
well as the other animals that have been spotted in maryland have a common link it could be an extremely hazardous biological problem in the works.