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Posted 08/24/2014 :: 02:49 PM

CACTUS CATS, SPLINTER CATS, AND SLIVER CATS – THREE AMERICAN FIERCE CRITTERS OF THE FELINE KIND

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Cactus cat painting (© William Rebsamen) The lumberjacks, hillbillies, cowboys, and other frontier folk of the early American West created a fascinating, entirely original world of folklore, inhabited by all manner of extraordinary creatures, Collectively termed Fierce Critters, these included several overtly outrageous examples of the feline […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 08/22/2014 :: 02:17 PM

DUNG-HEAPS, DEVIL-PIGS, AND MONCKTON’S GAZEKA

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Dramatic depiction of a extra-large devil-pig on the rampage (© Marc Dupont) With an area of more than 340,000 square miles, New Guinea is second only to Greenland as the largest island in the world (Australia is bigger than both but is officially deemed an island continent, […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 08/20/2014 :: 09:31 AM

AN EIGHT-LEGGED SIREN FROM FRANCE – A SINGING GIANT SPIDER FROM THE CATACOMBS OF ISSOIRE

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post ‘Spider’s Room’ (© Minhee-Kim/Deviantart.com – for additional, equally spectacular artwork by this extremely talented digital artist from South Korea, please click here) On 23 August 2014 at 10 pm Pacific Time in the USA and on 24 August 2014 at 6 am in the UK, I shall […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 08/15/2014 :: 08:36 AM

THE DAS-ADDER – A HYRAX-HEADED HYPNOTIST?

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Computer-created simplistic rendition of the das-adder’s supposed appearance (© Dr Karl Shuker) South Africa’s Drakensberg Range is supposedly home to a remarkable creature known locally as the das-adder, which has been reported for well over a century here. ‘Dassie’ is an alternative name for a hyrax – […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 08/12/2014 :: 07:32 PM

A NOVEL INSTANCE OF RED EYE-GLOW POTENTIALLY RELEVANT TO CRYPTOZOOLOGY AND ALSO TO THE PARANORMAL

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post A preternatural Black Dog with glowing red eyes (public domain) The article reproduced below in this present ShukerNature post was the first one of mine to be published in Strange Magazine, way back in November 1991. Its subject is a fascinating case of red eye-glow whose very […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 08/05/2014 :: 04:43 PM

ANIMAL GRIEF AND MOURNING

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post They may look very different from us, but a wide range of other animals outwardly express grief and react to death, especially with regard to relatives or longstanding companions, in ways that are extraordinarily – even, on occasion, eerily – similar to our own responses. THE SORROW […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 07/29/2014 :: 06:58 PM

GIANT SPIDERS – MONSTROUS MYTH, OR TERRIFYING TRUTH?

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Model of Shelob from Tolkien’s classic trilogy of fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings (© Dr Karl Shuker) Monstrous spiders of gargantuan size are perennially popular subjects in science fiction ‘B’ movies as well as in classic fantasy novels such as J.R.R. Tolkien’s TheLord of the […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 07/28/2014 :: 10:59 AM

THE MPISIMBI – AN UNDISCOVERED BUT NOW-EXTINCT KING CHEETAH STRAIN IN EAST AFRICA?

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Painting of the king cheetah’s type specimen as imagined in life, from PZSL, 1927 (public domain) How tragic it is that such wonderful creatures have no concept, no awareness, of just how beautiful and magical they are.Then again, perhaps they do – after all, they are cats… […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 07/26/2014 :: 02:41 PM

THE DEADLY DODU OF CAMEROON – A BELLIGERENT GRUB-EATING BIGFOOT?

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Artistic representation of the dodu (© William Rebsamen) Veteran cryptozoological explorer Bill Gibbons has searched for a number of notable mystery beasts in the field over the years, such as the Congo’s mokele-mbembe (click here) and emela-ntouka (click here for some remarkable new finds re this cryptid). […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin

Posted 07/19/2014 :: 04:16 PM

PUMAPARDS AND LEPUMAS – UNUSUAL FELINE HYBRIDS OF HAGENBECK

Reposted from ShukerNature | Go to Original Post Carl Hagenbeck’s terrier-reared pumapard preserved as a taxiderm specimen at Tring Natural History Museum (© Dr Karl Shuker) Although it can often equal or even exceed the leopard Panthera pardus in overall size, the puma Puma concolor is not a ‘big cat’ in the strict scientific sense […]Leave A Commentposted in Syndicated from the Web by admin