Thursday, February 19, 2009

What is it?

There is an interesting story in The Vicksburg Post today. It seems something unusual was found in the Big Black River. Part of the story reads as follows:

A body found in the Big Black River near U.S. 80 late Monday and believed to be human was determined this morning to be that of an unidentified animal. “It is not human,” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “I repeat, it is not human.”

I must admit that I'm pretty curious as to exactly what sort of animal carcass could so closely resemble a human that it actually makes it to a crime lab for an autopsy. According to a friend of mine, who is a wildlife biologist, black bears are rare in Mississippi. Even considering the black bear as a possibility, it seems unlikely that a bear carcass could be misidentified by multiple law enforcement and coroner's office personnel onsite.

I'm not intimating that this is a sasquatch body that was found in the Big Black River, however, I am looking forward to finding out what it is and what about it was so human-like that it actually got to the autopsy table. You can read the entire article here.

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