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DNA tests exonerate 'Lizard Man' in attack

Associated Press

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - DNA testing has shown an attack on a family van that some blamed on the legendary Lizard Man appears to have been actually done by a domestic dog.

Something chewed up the front fender of Bob and Dixie Rawson's van in February. Bite marks were left on the wheel wells and blood was found on the vehicle.

The Sumter Item newspaper in Sumter, South Carolina, reported that a veterinary lab in California tested the blood and found it came from a dog.

But Bob Rawson isn't sure, saying it would have to be one big dog.

Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin isn't convinced either. He thinks it was a coyote or wolf.

Lizard Man became a phenomenon in the area 20 years ago when people began reporting a tall, big-eyed swamp creature. Authorities never figured out exactly what prompted the sightings.

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Garet

Winnipeg

It's kind of funny: The more far-fetched the creature, the blurrier and more out of focus the film is.

Posted May 20, 2008 08:25 AM

Monkey

Winnipeg

"Authorities never figured out exactly what prompted the sightings"

Ummm... LSD?

Posted May 20, 2008 10:01 AM

derrick

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I think I saw em in the drive through at the McDonalds! Let's get em!

Posted May 20, 2008 08:28 PM

300baud

Waterloo

Why does the Sheriff doubt the DNA testing results? Does he suspect a wolf with connections at the lab they hired? A coyote carrying around DNA evidence to throw off the investigation? Weird.

Posted May 21, 2008 01:16 PM

Garet

Winnipeg

Or, more likely, the Lizard Man can change his DNA so it looks like it's a dog. I'm sure he gets his powers from the same place Bigfoot gets his psychic powers, which is aliens.

Posted May 23, 2008 08:16 AM

Vastet

Ontario

More realistically, he recognized that the genetic differences between a dog, wolf, and coyote were exceptionally miniscule.

Posted November 6, 2008 10:12 AM

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