Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 21st, 2011
Catch Strange Animal
Hopping Along Highway
Washington, Pa., Aug. 22 (AP) – An “animal without a name,” which goes for vegetables and nuts in a big way, had the townsfolk puzzled today. No one could identify it.
The “watcha-call-it” has been viewed by hundreds since Saturday, when, hopping along the road like a kangaroo, it was corralled by a group of men and boys.
Its rear legs are like a kangaroo’s, its head and ears resemble those of a squirrel, and the eyes and nose bring to mind a rabbit. Its hair varies from brown to green.
Game Protector Carl Stainbrook is investigating whether the animal escaped from a carnival sideshow.
“I never saw anythink (sic) like it,” he said. “I searched through a book on the mammals of America and can’t find anything like it.”
Source: Reading, Pennsylvania
August 22, 1939
Reports of cryptid kangaroos or at least cryptids that look like kangaroos are nothing new, as I write about in Mysterious America.
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