The strange pig-like creature that you see above has kept Chinese residents from the Henan province in fear after rumors of genetic experimentation gone awry. The ‘mysterious creature’, complete with a silvery pompadour hair style is nothing more than a dog. An exotic and rare breed.
The Chinese Crested Hairless Dog is an unusual breed. Completely hairless except what little adorns the top, tail, and feet. These dogs have a pinkish complexion that is almost entirely covered in leopard-spots. Strangely majestic from a distance and almost alien-like from up close, the Crested Hairless is responsible to terrorizing those who have never seen one. Especially one that seems to be a little overweight. Pretty strange looking dog, right?
Read more: DailyMail
‘Genetic experiment’ terrifies Chinese city as residents fear mysterious animal is escapee from nearby research centre
With a mohawk-style plume of hair and pink flesh covered in leopard-esque spots, the mysterious animal terrified locals in Xinxiang, Henan province
Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school – and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the run from a nearby lab.
One witness said: ‘The pink skin makes it look just like pig gone wrong in some sort of genetic experiment.’
ut police say the dog is actually a pedigree breed called a Chinese crested hairless dog is a pet – and expensive.
‘It is definitely a dog, and quite an expensive one at that,’ said a spokesman.
The bizarre breed with just tufts of hair on its head and tail and a bare, spotted body regularly features as a contender in the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.
Read more: DailyMail
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