Image Source: I09.
I09 kicked off the summer of 2011 by offering a $2,000 bounty to anyone who could send them real evidence of a real mystery animal, or cryptid. And they have found one! The White Cheetah, a legend since the mid-17th century. See the report here. One runner-up was a horrifying 3-foot long rat found in New York City, see here. And the best faker? A photoshopped bat-dog, here.