Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 19th, 2008
I’m playing catch-up from material published during the days I was out along the wilds of the St. Johns River.
One item that has surfaced is a new mystery photograph of a strange-looking but familiar animal.
Over at Coast to Coast, a image of an unusual canid (dog, coyote or wolf related mammal) was photographed along the Milwaukee River and then recently posted. The picture has raised several questions about what the animal might be.
Is it a coyote with mange? Does the underlying musculature look too bulky for a coyote with this illness?
Is it a well-fed coyote? A cross-bred wolf-dog mix? Or a coydog?
This is a widely disseminated Internet photo of a coydog.
Or is the C2C picture of a truly mystery canid?
Perhaps a Shunka Warak’in? Above is the Shunka Warak’in photograph from my book, Cryptozoology A to Z.
Close-up of the Milwaukee River Cryptid Canid.
What I find most intriguing about the animal shown in the new photo is the configuration of the ears, which stick out from the side of the mystery canid’s head. Something seems a little off about them.
What are your opinions?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.