Cryptozoology – real and unreal beasts

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Cryptozoology – real and unreal beasts

It is possible that unknown species are yet to be discovered in the further regions of wilderness and seas that man has yet to conquer. Let’s take a look at some of these beasts; myth, legend, and reality. (all photos are (c) by their original owners, used here for information and learning)

Real

giant wild boar
No one would have believed a wild boar could grow this big. 11-year-old hunter bags a 1050 lb wild boar with a 50 caliber pistol outside Montgomery, Alabama.

marine monster mystery SC - Atlantic Sturgeon
A marine monster mystery in South Carolina proves to be an Atlantic Sturgeon.

montauk monster
Montauk Monster found on a Long Island Beach was most likely the remains of a bulldog.

dead sea serpent
The giant Oarfish could have sparked tales of sea serpents for centuries.

poodle moth - venezuela
Yeah, this fuzzy guy is real. It is a poodle moth

Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

Photo credit: SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

The Coelacanth was an ancient fish thought to be extinct. Scientists only knew of them from fossil records, until they were discovered alive in an isolated and remote lake in Africa.

Unreal

Taxidermists of an earlier time were skilled at assembling exotic creatures for the side show exhibits of yesteryear and roadside attractions.

Unknown

Myths and legend

Mothman, Mermaids and other oddities

 

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