On This Day in Weird, December 31...
1870: New York's Nunda Times newspaper (now the Northern Allegheny Observer) reports that "a strange beast, like a kangaroo" has been seen "hovering" around Moscow, New York—presumably Moscow Hill in Madison County, since no town of that name exists in the Empire State—attacking dogs "promiscuously." The editors declare, "We hope he will kill off most of the dogs before the hunters bag him." In fact, the alleged kangaroo escapes unscathed.
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