Kennebunk mystery animal a white coyoteAP , Associated Press
Mar. 26, 2013 7:38 AM ET
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A state wildlife biologist says he has solved the mystery of the strange white dog-like animal found dead under a homeowner's porch in Kennebunk last week.
Scott Lindsay said Monday that based on his examination of the animal's cranium, teeth and other body characteristics, the animal found March 18 is a rare white coyote.
There had been speculation that the animal was a wolf — even though there is no known wild wolf population in Maine — a domestic dog or even a hybrid.
Lindsay tells The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/X9qO2k ) that a cause of death has yet to be determined. There were no obvious external injuries or gunshot wounds.
He's holding off on a necropsy in case the state wants to put the animal on display in a museum.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com