This week's crypto story to take the world's media by storm appears to be the pig/dog monster currently haunting northern Namibia. The descriptions are of:
"a mostly white animal with a doglike head and a body similar to that of a giant warthog, with a broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders. The creature is typically spotted attacking domestic animals, such as dogs and goats."
It actually sounds a little like Prudence, except for the attacking goats bit, and the fact that she has never (as far as I am aware) been to Namibia. It will be interesting to see if this story ever develops or whether it just fizzles out as so many of these crypto-9 minute wonders seem to.
Whst is mildly disturbing is that it is already being described as 'The African Chupacabras' and the Mother Nature Network writes:
"Descriptions of the animal sound like some sort of genetic experiment gone awry. Locals have expressed confidence that the animal is unlike anything they've ever seen before. Many of them now suspect something nefarious is going on."
Two links to this story (at random):
Bizarre 'dog-headed pig monster' terrorizes villagers in Africa
Mother Nature Network
By Bryan NelsonTue,
Feb 28 2012 at 3:56 AM EST
In a story eerily similar to that of Latin America's "chupacabra" sightings, residents in northern Namibia ...
Mysterious 'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Terrorizes Africa
In 1995 and 1996, some Puerto Ricans armed themselves against the vampire beast el chupacabra; last year, Malaysian residents patrolled the streets ...
Friday, March 02, 2012
AFRICAN CHUPACABRA MY EYE
Posted by Jon Downes at 8:39 PM