‘Genetic experiment’ terrifies Chinese city as residents fear mysterious animal is escapee from nearby research centre
By Rob Waugh
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.’
But 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.
But police say the dog is actually a pedigree breed called a Chinese crested hairless dog is a pet – and expensive