A mystery creature that was filmed roaming the Baltimore Country suburbs (SN reported) has finally been caught and identified. Resident Jay Wroe, who originally videotaped the creature, set a live trap to catch the animal.
Veterenarian Dr Michael Herko says the captured animal is a male red fox suffering from sarcoptic mange. Dr Herko has found "a skin parasite that looks -- under the microscope -- like spiders" and reports the animal lost 70% of its fur.
Jay Wroe says the captured animal is smaller than the one he filmed. He suspects it's a baby version of the mystery creature. Source