A photograph of the creature
|Theories|| · Cryptid|
· Shaved guinea pig
The Rochester Rat-Dog is a creature that has been repeatedly sighted over a period of 2 years by a woman named Gwen Byrd and her family in Rochester, New York. She says she is afraid to go into parts of her home and that the creature may have dug tunnels into her walls. She knows it lives under her home, but not its full extent on her property, and fears it may pose a threat to her.
It was first photographed by her granddaughter Chardine'e Hunt emerging from her house on Flora Street.
It is described as a large, hairless rodent-like creature, covered in wrinkles.
There are several explanations as to what the creature could be. Theories include:
- An undiscovered species (a Cryptid)
- A shaved guinea pig
- A groundhog with mange
- Vera Gorbunova, associate professor of biology at the University of Rochester, once said “I am very puzzled by this animal, and so are my colleagues. It looks like a large hairless rodent, but we cannot identify it from the picture.”