Mysterious roadkill puzzles Department of Natural Resources [POLL]

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No one is sure what this mystery meat is.
The chupcabra has been discovered dead in rural Minnesota.

Or maybe it's a badger. Or a really sick, weird dog? At this point, no one, not even biologists at the Department of Natural Resources are sure.

"People send us photos of things all the time," says Jason Abraham, a DNR fur-bearer specialist. "Usually it's not quite as interesting as this."

UPDATE: The Mystery Animal Has Been Identified!

The carcass was found just south of Alexandria in the middle of a highway, apparently run over by a motorist. Gawkers started to take photos of the strange, white-skinned creature with the tufted mohawk down its back, and before long, the pictures were making the rounds on people's Facebook pages.

Eventually, the images ended up in the hands of DNR supervisor Kevin Kotts. But even he was stumped, as were the other department biologists and wildlife specialists he forwarded them to.

"From size of it, the coloration, from the claws on the front feet, it really looks like a badger," Abraham guesses.

But that's still just a theory. In order to pin it down, the carcass has been collected, triple-bagged and is sitting in a freezer somewhere in the department. It'll be transported to a biologist in Grand Rapids who will examine the skull and make an official determination.

Take a look at these (graphic) photos below and take your best guess -- is it a dog, a badger or do we have our own Montauk Monster on our hands?

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Wiiman2009
Wiiman2009

well what ever it is its not a badger lol

Bruce
Bruce

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Treehugger77
Treehugger77

wow! some of you people are ignorant, unintelligent thoughtless imbeciles ... get some real knowledge before you blindly follow your fox news rhetoric into a conservative, tea party controlled hell! Funny how a picture of Dead, Freak of Nature roadkill digresses into political talk from people who don't really have a clue!

justlove
justlove

You describe yourself SO well!!

JustMe
JustMe

what could it be?....

jqv2011
jqv2011

This is so weird! Doesn't look like a Badger to me!!!

Jgganser
Jgganser

Given there's no blood anywhere, it's clear this thing was already dea prior to being placed on the road.  Smacks of human intervention...I agree this is a smashed and  shaved badger. 

Wiiman2009
Wiiman2009

you can see that both the ground and the creature are both wet meaning it either rained or someone washed it off so there would be no blood...

Steve Goertz
Steve Goertz

Looks to me like a hoax - somebody used a trimmer on a badger - must be a slow day in alexandria.  "hey seth - lets go trim up a badger and leave it in the middle of the highway"

omgurdens
omgurdens

Who the fuck is Seth?  Huh STEVE??????

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Oftentimes when my headaches are very bad  I see similar creatures gnashing and biting at me.  They scream "run for President Michele, run for President!  The very stupid need their voice heard."    I wake up in a cold sweat, oftentimes I'm miles from my house.   My neighbors tell me I need help but I know American needs help.     Therefore I say to you this creatures are the living embodiment of the Christian God who was hit by a car!!!!!!!!   All hail Bachmann 2012!!!!!!!

Sally Jo Sorensen
Sally Jo Sorensen

Tim Pawlenty's campaign.

vitajex
vitajex

To be fair, Sally, at least this badger USED TO have a pulse...

Guest
Guest

Definitely looks like a badger. Some strange disorder or genetic issue causing it's lack of fur maybe?

Wiiman2009
Wiiman2009

lol id love to know the type of badgers you have been looking at haha

vitajex
vitajex

I'm pretty sure I witnessed this fellow and a certain Mr. Rat rowing leisurely along the river.  Of course, this was before a certain rambunctious Toad showed up in a fancy new motorcar...

Bianca
Bianca

I don't know what's more terrifying, this or Michele Bachmann's Newsweek cover. Either way, nightmares will occur tonight.

Carla
Carla

Totally ignorant racist remark from an Obama groupie.  The man is totally unqualified.  Allen West is the man who should be President.

Sarah Boike
Sarah Boike

How is that comment ignorant or racist?

Momkelly52
Momkelly52

IDIOT!!!  It's obama cronnies like you and that are screwing up my home state there in MN AND this country !!!!!!!!!  :(

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