August 19th, 2008

fish with two mouths found near edmonton, canada

Days before a conference on water quality began in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., last week, residents say a strange fish with two mouths was found at the nearby lake.

The deformed fish, which residents say children had caught off the dock at Lake Athabasca, has since been turned over to park wardens at Wood Buffalo National Park. Some residents, including officials from the Mikisew Cree First Nation, took photographs of the fish over the weekend.

It was found just days before the Keepers of the Water conference began Friday in Fort Chipewyan. The conference wrapped up on Sunday.

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A frozen bigfoot costume

A Monster Discovery? It Was Just a Costume

'Best Bigfoot Trackers' Admit All They Had Was a Frozen Rubber Costume

In the end, it seems Bigfoot was nothing more than a frozen Halloween costume.

Last Friday, two men, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, announced they had found the remains of the elusive legend, Sasquatch, better known as Bigfoot.

The two men had teamed up with self-proclaimed Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi, creating a media bonanza replete with claims that they had a real half-human, half-ape body in their possession. They even said they would unveil DNA proof and photographs confirming the existence of the new species.

But all the brouhaha over the "discovery" of Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, was for nothing.

Biscardi, who himself has a history of dubious Bigfoot sightings, claims the story started to unravel over the weekend. And he apparently tried to shift responsibility to Whitton and Dyer claiming the pair "deceived him." But several Bigfoot academics say all three men appear to have been perpetrating a hoax.

Biscardi claims he dispatched another Bigfoot "expert," Steve Kulls executive director of Squatchdetective.com, to Georgia to investigate the body, supposedly being held in a freezer.

Monster Mondays: Chupacabras

With all the Cryptoid hunting going on these days I decided to look into the origins and history of Chupacabras. While most site Puerto Rico 1995 as the original Chupacabra attack, I've found amazingly similar accounts of "Vampire Dogs" throughout the 1800 and 1900's UK.
The full article can be read here
There may be a disease that causes vampirism in dogs, and it can be spread with a bite and cause maddness in delirium.

Lesser Mouse-Deer

Hi.  I've been reading this community for a long time and I thought I'd share this animal.  Some of you may have seen it on the Obscure Animal Alphabet (http://www.uglorable.com/2008/03/30/obscure-animal-alphabet-axolotl-to-zebu/).  It's one of my personal favorites.

Some facts:

-Also known as the kanchil or tragulus kanchil.

-Species of even-toed ungulate, meaning they have hooves similar to those of pigs, giraffes, camels, goats, cattle, deer, etc.

-One of four species of mouse-deer that make up the family Tragulidae

-Generally found in South East Asia

-Smallest known hoofed mammal, standing approximately 18 inches high and weighing 4.4 pounds

-Males have tusk-like canines which females lack

-Herbivores in the wild

-Form monogamous family groups

-Often shy and solitary

*information from Wikipedia and Animal Diversity Web

Pictures:

Male:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/473761738_ba7f10ff82.jpg?v=0

Female:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2047/2189556477_3aa8c91cdb.jpg?v=0

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