Friday, July 12, 2013

The Hodag~!


In 1893, Wisconsin surveyor, Eugene Shepard, mounted a hunting party to track down and kill the dreaded Hodag, a terrible creature Shepard claimed to have come across during his work in the deep woods surrounding the town of Rhinelander, WI. Purported to have "the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant elephant, thick short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a dinosaur, and a long tail with spears at the end."

According to Shepard, a known hoaxster--it was "the fiercest, strangest, most frightening monster ever to set sharp claws on the Earth." and "It became extinct after it's main food source--all-white bulldogs--became scarce in the area."
Apparently, it took dynamite to finally kill the beast.

i love it!

and while i become a little frustrated with those people that strap on wooden molds and make sasquatch tracks all over the woods, i think it might be fun for some of US to create our own creatures, come up with legends of our own, photoshop some pictures and see what kind of new myths we can create. it only took sticking a pair of antlers on a rabbit to create the jackalope.

so, come on, gang--whaddaya got?

have fun!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

What creatures have I made up? None that I'm going to admit to on the world wide web, I'll tell you that. ;-)

todd said...


Matt Wieringo said...

I was just going to re-post a Kelly Yates photobomb but I think this sounds fun. Hafta come up with something...