100% Dog

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 1st, 2006


See my September 2, 2006, update on this story, at “Gone Where The Goblins Go”.


The Lewiston, Maine, Sun Journal, in a late online update for September 1, 2006, is reporting that DNA results show that the animal carcass found on the side of Route 4 in Turner, Maine, belonged to a species that is 100% dog, according to HealthGene of Toronto.

Check back tomorrow for more details from Mark LaFlamme’s discussion and my thoughts on the matter.

Loren on the Scene

Here I am with the carcass of the beast, a wee dog that grew to be a Maine Mutant Monster. Sun Journal photograph by Douglas Van Reeth. Used by permission. Click to enlarge.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

11 Responses to “100% Dog”

  1. shumway10973 responds:

    still think it was rediculous all this hype, but no one took the time to keep the body safe from scavengers.

  2. larzker responds:

    I still say it was a plesiosaur.

  3. ZenBug responds:

    >I still say it was a plesiosaur.

    Haha! Brilliant.

  4. ddh1969 responds:

    Damn…who knew? HYPE…just a four letter word…

    May this DOG finally rest in peace…


  5. sausage1 responds:

    Well, I’ll go to the foot of my sock!! A dog, was it?? WOW!

  6. LaFlamme responds:

    I thought the gills and wings were indicative of a more exotic species. Shows what I know.

  7. Ceroill responds:

    Once upon a time this would have been a local event, covered in the local media. However, the ubiquity of communications technology has eliminated that kind of isolation in many ways. And with a media industry hungry for sensational items, this is what can happen. While the media hype was, as typical, overblown and even a bit deceptive, the actual investigations involved are the everyday nuts and bolts of cryptozoology. I say good work, Loren.

  8. twblack responds:

    Heck I figured by now the dog could breath fire and be a crossbreed of a werewolf and dragon. But hey another myth bites the dust. Next Please.

  9. mystery_man responds:

    Sturgeon for sure.

  10. skunkape_hunter responds:

    plesiosaur gets my vote !!!

  11. sasquatch responds:


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