Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and by Michael Newton

By Michael Newton

Hidden Animals: A box consultant to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and different Elusive Creatures welcomes readers into the interesting global of cryptozoology—the medical pursuit of mythical creatures that usually finds hoaxes and infrequently identifies genuine, formerly unknown species. Compiled via Michael Newton, writer of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, it's the first complete advisor protecting the crossroads of zoology and folklore written for either the younger and the younger at heart.Organized through kind of creature sort, equivalent to tremendous animals, lacking hyperlinks, and residing fossils, Hidden Animals surveys a variety of beings mentioned and pursued around the world from precedent days to the current, in each nook of the globe. within the strategy, it relates vintage myths and legends to pointed out flesh-and-blood animals. Readers might be captivated by means of either the clinical facts helping the lifestyles of particular cryptids and the publicity of infamous frauds or circumstances of incorrect id.

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They closely resemble piranhas, except for their blunt teeth, which render PIRANHAS AND PACU them harmless to humans. They also exceed the piranha in size, with a record length of 40 in. Pacu normally feed on plants, insects, and small fish, but never stage the mass attacks on larger prey depicted in so many films about piranhas. Pacu are not generally banned in the United States, although authorities discourage their release. S. states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

5-ft. python from a canal in Edgbaston, England. • June 2003: An 8-ft. python was found in the Blackwell Forest Preserve, near Warrenville, Illinois. • February 2004: Campers killed a 15-ft. python near Mulberry, Kansas. • September 2005: British police caught a 12-ft. python at Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire. • June 2005: Authorities caught a 12-ft. python in Monmouthshire, Wales. • August 2005: A resident of Hobart, Indiana found an 8-ft. python in her yard. 5-ft. python in their garage. • May 2006: Dan McBride found a 2-ft.

Jerry Coleman says the hoaxer confessed in 1999, but Loren published two books, in 2001 and 2003, describing the track as genuine. Whatever the facts of that case, a single hoax from 1962 cannot explain sightings across the continent, collected between the 19th and the 21st century. Bikers found fresh 11-in. tracks with opposed big toes outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in September 1973, and witnesses from Bloomington, Indiana saw a hairy, apelike creature prowling near Lake Monroe in January 2002.

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