Mystery Roadkill!

 – – I, for one, can never get enough of mystery roadkill!  One such dead white mammal was found on a Douglas County road in Minnesota that boasts five claws, dark tufts of hair on its back and head, and long toenails.- -Well actually, it’s not boasting anything, such being one of the limitations of being dead…

While the head suggests a canine, the right front leg appears to have five toes, which is not typical for canines.  The long toenails are also not typical for an active canine.  While the creature is similar to a badger, the tail is much longer than usual for such.  Other guesses about the identity of the mystery carcass have ranged from a skunk to a wolverine to a wolf or, of course, the mythical chupacabra!   The usual rumors are also flying about secret government testing, without which I wouldn’t be here.

…while the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has been unable to conclusively identify the carcass,  further testing is planned.  Meanwhile, guinea hens and cats in the area are missing, and burrowed holes from four to ten inches in size were spotted near where the animal was found.  The best guess on the identity of the deceased at this point is that it’s a badger with mangeor is it?!   Dramatic Fox

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4 Comments on “Mystery Roadkill!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Until you mentioned the missing pets, I was going to suggest a feral coypu finally having swum all the way up the Mississippi River from Louisiana. They _do_ burrow into riverbanks (and levees!) similar to North American muskrats.

    But, that missing pet thing has me stumped.


  2. carycomic Says:

    Another possibility I’ve just done quick research on; this might be some kind of quasi-albinistic mountain beaver, or “sewellel.” The latter is supposed to be the most primitive rodent alive! Closer to guinea pigs and squirrels, rather than true beavers. And, while it is sometimes arboreal, it more often digs–and resides in–extensive networks of burrows.

    There are only two things precluding this being the culprit. Mountain beavers appear to be strictly endemic to British Columbia, Canada. And, they also appear to be strictly vegetarian!


    • vulpesffb Says:

      The plot thickens!- -But I promise not to tell you to get your mind out of the sewellel…

      …and wouldn’t “quasi-albinistic mountain beaver” be a great name for a band?

      …I didn’t think so, either…


  3. carycomic Says:

    Just trying to prove that I can sometimes give a completely serious (as opposed to constantly flippant) reply. 🙂


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