Tag Archive for mystery animal

Paraguay creature is a monkey

Mystery-mongering sites jumping on a story out of Paraguay of an “alien” “humanoid” “chupacabra” “reptilian experiment”, etc. They prefer to hype the extreme and fantastic ideas instead of explain that it’s… a dead monkey. Last week, when I first saw this story, commented in Spanish, I asked Ron Pine, former curator of mammals at the Smithsonian,…

Daedalus sea serpent may have been skimming whale

One of the most famous “sea serpent” cases, that of the sighting from the crew of HMS Daedalus in 1848, has long been cited as a mystery animal. Dr. Gary J. Galbreath, an evolutionary biologist, authored an article featured on the cover of the September/October 2015 issue of Skeptical Inquirer that makes an argument that…

Mystery ‘beast’ in Plymouth is… unknown

A ‘big cat’ has been spotted prowling the Plymouth suburbs with locals wondering what the ‘mystery animal’ could be. Source: Mystery ‘beast’ spotted roaming Plymouth suburbs A mystery animal has been spotted prowling in the garden of a house on the outskirts of Plymouth. Office worker Carole Desforges saw the animal from her living room…

I think we need a bigger steamer…

Giant bugs of the sea, lobster and shrimp are. This is not something you can steam or saute in butter and garlic. It bites. Florida Angler Catches Giant, Terrifying Shrimp-Like Creature | Bleacher Report. Fox8Live.com’s Mandy Noell reports that an angler named Steve Bargeron was fishing off a local dock when he saw a nearby…

Exotic lion on the loose in California? (Update)

See UPDATE below. Originally published on 4-Aug-2014 Mystery animal roaming California neighborhood was caught on a security camera. Experts say it’s not a cougar but resembles a lion, leopard or older dog. Of course the headlines have to make the most outrageous assumption. African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video. Grainy surveillance footage of…

Mystery Malaysian armoured fish identified

There is little to go on here and I can’t reproduce the copyrighted picture but with a bit of searching (my Google-fu was on today) I have found the answer. Mystery as Malaysian angler catches bizarre unknown fish. Forty-three year old Sapar Mansor from Permyjaya hooked the creature in the sea near the coastal village…

Dead thing in Houston makes the news

Slow news day? Or, weird pictures get attention? Yes. Katy man stumbles upon strange animal in George Bush Park | khou.com Houston. A Katy man and his son saw something very strange in George Bush Park and now they are sharing a gruesome photo of it with others. Some folks on the KHOU 11 News…