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Whitley Talks on Coast About New Elmendorf Beast

A mystery animal identical to the Elmendorf Beast has beenfound in Lufkin, Texas, approximately 300 miles northeast ofElmendorf, where the first animal was shot in May.Photographs of both animals make it clear that they arevirtually identical. Whitley will be talking about it withArt Bell on Coast to Coast AM, Saturday, Oct. 16 at 10 pmPacific.

At this time, it is known that the animal is canine, but nospecies has yet been identified.It is apparently not a wolf,coyote, or any known breed of dog, unless the animal hassome sort of bizarre and profound disease. It is not anexotic creature like a thylacine, an Australian marsupialwolf. It has also been speculated that the animal might be amuntjac, a small deer species. But the muntjac has hooves,not claws, and does not have a long tail. Another creaturethat has been brought up is arare Peruvian dog, the Peruvian Inca Orchid, which has asimilar tail.

According to Stacy Womack, who has more than 20 years ofexperience in the veterinary field, "It's not a dog." Womackwas called to photograph the animal, and help identify it.As she was arriving at the scene, a live animal, just likethe one that had been discovered dead, crossed the road infront of a car.

Like the Elemendorf Beast, the animal did not bleed uponbeing shot. It, also, appeared to be in a state of necrosis,although it had just died. Both animal's skin is blue-grayand appears to be covered with mange. The creature has apronounced overbite and four enormous caninines. San AntonioZoo biologist Terry DeRosa speculated that "It may be one ofthe hairless dogs that perhaps you see in Mexico." However,at twenty pounds or more, it is much larger than the Perropelon mexicano, the Mexican hairless, which comes inminiature and standard sizes. In addition, the exaggeratedcanines and extremely long claws are not characteristic ofany known breed of dog.

The Lufkin animal was shot and killed after going under ahouse. The family dog was terrified of it and would not gounder the house with it. The homeowner shot the animal anddragged it out with a rope. Upon observing the animal ashort time later, Womak says, "It was so necrotic, thetissue was just rotted." The animal's ear crumbled when touched.

In addition, there are reports of similar animals, alsohairless, being seen in a number of other states, includingCalifornia and possibly Maryland.

In August, Unknowncountry.com sent bones and a tooth fromthe Elmendorf animal to the University of California, Davis,testing facility, but as of October 14, had not receivedtest results. Unknowncountry.com will report its DNAfindings as soon as they are available.

Starting this weekend, subscribers can listen as StacyWomack tells Whitley exactly what she found, and describesseeing another of the animals run across a road in the samearea. This is one more reason tosubscribe to unknowncountry!

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