Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11)- It is a Christmas mystery.
A man in Nelson County says he shot and killed a hairless animal on his property, and no one is quite sure what the creature is.
The Nelson County Animal Control Supervisor says he has never seen anything like it.
The Louisville Zoo's assistant curator of education has a theory as to what it may be.
After looking at pictures, they think it is a raccoon with a bad case of mange, a skin disease that causes animals to lose their fur.
The man who shot the animal says he is going to keep it in his freezer so tests can be done.