Roadkill Mystery Widens
Unfortunately, it's not unusual (especially in Wyoming) to encounter some poor critter who happened to be on the wrong road at the wrong time. What is unusual--not being able to identify said critter.
That's what they're dealing with in Alexandria, Minnesota. Last week, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials brought in a specimen for testing that was unrecognizable-and not due to car damage.
D.N.R. Area Wildlife Supervisor Kevin Kotts said Friday that after examining the remains, there are no clear signs of it not being a badger, however its longer tail is inconsistent with badgers he has seen.
Kotts said there are clear signs that the animal was hit on the road, suffering skull fractures, but an intact jaw could help determine a positive identification.
Our animal John Doe appears to have white skin, "five claws, dark tufts of hair( its only hair) on its back and head and long toenails." A witness reportedly stated that the carcass looked "half-human."
"You know how they do their government secret testing on animals? and I know it sounds crazy, but I've never seen an animal like this," Ilse said
Other guesses range from a wolverine to a skunk to the mythical chupacabra. You can judge for yourself by viewing the photo, exclusive video, and accompanying story in full, right here.
After all, if anyone can get to the bottom of this mystery--it's us, right?