Unknown beast killed

dannybananny

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This is one article that I tried to translate to English, it's about unknown beast that was killed in Serbia and there is a picture also:

In Poljanica, mountain region 25 kilometers northeast from Vranja, residents of villages Trstena, Drenovac, Golemo selo i Vlas were relieved when they heard that unknown beast, that had 70 kilograms and ate their cattle, was killed.

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" Fear started to reign in villages that are situated on mountains after the beast that was never seen before began to appear.
It had thick fur, big claws, pointed head and it climbed trees and released weird sound so it was named howler", says Momčilo Stošić.

The trouble began when beast started to attack sheep and goats that are most valued in this region.

"The beast made great damage to us, it destroyed so many sheep and goats. It used claws to rip them, then sucked their blood and ate entrails. People would hear bustle among the cattle, but people would go out rarely because their blood would freeze in their veins after hearing weird sound from animal", says Momčilo.

Despite that, someone managed to inform elders and soldiers that were in building along administrative line with Kosovo.
"One soldier managed to shoot it while it was on tree close to forest", says Momčilo.

http://www.vesti-online.com/Vesti/Srbija/40474/Kod-Vranja-ubijena-nepoznata-zver
 

Gimpy

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It looks a little bit like a hyena...hard to tell the way its trussed up like that. :/
 
Geez, that looks awful.

By the description of the case, it seems to be a window faller, as the C's call these "strange" creatures...
If the story is true, that is.
 

Avala

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Looks like a wolf to me, maybe with longer winter hair and some health problems, but wolf.
 

Deckard

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Judging from typical weasel paws and the snout this is very likely a wolverine. The description of its behavior also fits.
It is quite something but not impossible this specimen of almost extinct species made it all the way from Siberia to Balkans. Pity they killed it, would be nice addition to Belgrade ZOO.

Only the alleged weight is double the normal weight of male wolverine - but Serbian villagers are known for their tendency to exaggerate :)
 

treesparrow

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Stormy Knight said:
Judging from typical weasel paws and the snout this is very likely a wolverine. The description of its behavior also fits.
It is quite something but not impossible this specimen of almost extinct species made it all the way from Siberia to Balkans. Pity they killed it, would be nice addition to Belgrade ZOO.

Only the alleged weight is double the normal weight of male wolverine - but Serbian villagers are known for their tendency to exaggerate :)

Probably a wolverine was also my impression. Notice the white marks on the soles of the rear paws. You can also just about see similar marks on the rear paw of a wolverine in this picture-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wolverine_display_at_Arctic_Interagency_Visitor_Center_at_Coldfoot.jpg
 

Beau

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If that's a wolverine, it's an absolute monster!
 

Juba

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Gulo gulo, Wolverines of Mustelidae family [weasels], typical stone (grey) fur color showing that's originally coming from western Bosnia or even inner Dalmatia, Wolverines are largest member of the weasel family and pretty rare on Ex Yugoslavia territory, how did it come to that part of Balkan is somewhat cryptic, because these wolverines are territorial and do not migrate although they can cover 2,000 sq km in winter, they can weigh up to 33 kg. Some call it a 'skunk bear' because of the smell it gives off and its resemblance with a bear. Nota bene; Wolverines from inland of Balkan are mostly dark brown with black legs and tail, perhaps this is the reason why people could not categorize this particular animal.
 
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