Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 16th, 2006
Mystery animal found roaming
WILMINGTON — The town appears to be home to a mystery creature, much like the dog-like animal that haunted Maine residents for months before being hit by a car last month. A Lloyd Road resident called police yesterday morning to report that his son “was almost attacked by what he believes to be a mountain lion” the previous night, according to police logs. The man described the beast as being “large” and “grey/white in color,” the logs note. The Animal Control Officer was notified of the incident, the logs say.
September 13, 2006
The Lowell Sun
Unfortunately, what is immediately obvious is that the years-long reports of a cryptid in Central Maine have forever been tied to the “Maine Mutant” roadkill – a dog- even though no direct link was ever made.
The Maine roadkill was of an unidentified animal, later through DNA tests, confirmed as a dog, as opposed to a cryptid in the woods and certainly not the same as the felid crypid mentioned here from Massachusetts.
Art by Mike Lemos. Used by permission.