For a day or two, the internet sizzled with “monster” talk over a photo depicting a hairless, long-tailed animal climbing a fence.
It turned out the “monster” is a hairless squirrel hailing from Oklahoma.
“She’s a squirrel, she lives in a ball of mulch in my garden shed (or at least she did this winter). Now all she seems to be interested in is burying pecans in my garden!” Ed Brookshire posted on the Wild Care Oklahoma Facebook page.
A second photo posted to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Facebook page confirmed the identity and laid to rest another internet legend.