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What is this Strange Creature??
Published on Saturday, July 19, 2008 by

Mystery Animal

 

While in Corolla, NC, we saw an animal that was very unusual.  We were five houses from the beach, with open space behind us.  In this open space we often see deer, fox and feral cats.  There are also rabbits and snakes.  But we have NO idea what this animal was!

 

When we first saw it, we thought it was a red fox.  It had short legs, and my mother might have seen a long tail.  I didn’t see the tail, and then thought it might be a giant red rabbit.  It seemed to hop for a moment, but then it appeared to walk.  It lives in the sandy area full of brush, and went into a large bush that I assume it lives in.

 

This is the only picture I could capture.  At first glance, you might think fox.  But if you save the file and then enlarge it, the animal almost looks like a dog!  As a matter of fact, we joked that the back end looked like a cat and the front looked like a boxer.

 

What do you think it is?  We are so curious!  You can click on the title of this post to get to the full entry.  Below, you will be able to leave a comment!  Thank you for your help!

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  • Tom

    Looks like a possum, but I might be wrong.

  • Sandy

    A possum would not be out in the daytime – it is probably a fox. Maybe gray or red fox. You said you see fox there, right?

  • Donald

    Too small for a bobcat, but has catlike look – but haunches like a dog. Very strange.

  • Andy

    Armadillo?

  • Shari

    NO it is not an armadillo! This is in the outer banks… they aren’t in that area. It has GOT to be a fox – probably red, because they have different colors, starting with red but changing on the body. What do you think?

  • Lara

    looks like a capybara to me

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