A photograph of the carcass
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Dead dog
The Deridder Roadkill was the name given to a strange animal carcass discovered by a woman named Barbara Mullins who was driving down a dusty asphalt Louisiana highway called Highway 12.
Mullins described the carcass as being the size of an adult Saint Bernard and covered in thick brown hair, which was unusual for its climate. But its most unusual feature of all were its ape-like feet extending from its bulky body. It boasted small pointed ears, too. She first thought the carcass was merely a deceased dog, until she noticed the simian-like appearance.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A hoax (possibly a manufactured corpse)
- A dead dog
- In September 5 on the same year, the Dequincy News published the report of this bizarre and unidentifiable fauna. They noted that it could be the blood-sucking Chupacabra, or even the voracious Devil Monkey, which is more plausible.
- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries examined the photos and decided it was only the toy species of dog known as the Pomeranian. The problem with this conclusion is that the creature was the size of an adult Saint Bernard which averages at 264 lbs, and be 27 1/2 inches tall. Meanwhile, Pomeranians are only 7.7 lbs, and are 11 inches tall. This conclusion doesn't explain the odd ape feet either.
- In 2000, a man named Roy Young started investigating the images. He did intense research and concluded that the animal seen in those photos was Loup Garou (Rougarou), the Cajun werewolf.