Strange new foxlike creature in North Carolina

By | June 3, 2004

(newsrecord) Published: Jun 3, 2004. Author: Mark Brumley. Strange creature stumps experts. This photo (left) of an animal about the size of a fox, but with short brown hair and a long cat-like tail, was taken by Bill and Gayle Kurdian’s motion sensing camera in eastern Randolph County, North Carolina.

“In January, some people reported seeing an unidentifiable creature in southern Asheboro.” The source is a legit paper, not a tabloid.

This looks somewhat like a tasmanian wolf. The tasmanian wolf — also called a zebra dog, tasmanian tiger, or thylacine (photo right, video here) — had smaller ears and stripes on its back. The now extinct thylacine was most closely related to kangaroos. It was a marsupial with a pouch for its young. The last one died in a zoo in 1936. Interestingly, there was an effort to clone the extinct Tasmanian Tiger to bring it back. I wonder how many large creature are still undiscovered. Bigfoot? Chupacabras?

6 thoughts on “Strange new foxlike creature in North Carolina

  1. Gready Frazier

    There seems to be several of these strange animals living in a highly populated area of Mt. Pleasant, SC. I have several photos taken by different people in the same neighborhood of this bizarre creature. Do you have anys uggestions of who I should contact with these photos? No one seems to know what it is.


  2. Will

    so I saw one of these in southern Springfield VA last year. Summer 2011, some time between midnight and 2am. It stole some food from our neighbor’s cat’s bowl and then wandered off, down the street. When I first saw it, I thought it was a small deer but when it got closer I could tell that it was something else.

  3. Nathan

    I saw this thing when I was about 8 years old(12) years ago out in the desert in Oregon. Anyone else seen ’em on the West Coast?

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