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The True Story of La Bete du Gevaudan

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#1    Will Carothers

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:07 AM

Last year I produced this documentary focusing on the beast of Gevaudan. (This was created for National History Day and I made it to state with this video) Let me know what you think...



(Please forgive the overdramatism)

And here is the video I produced this year, with which I placed 4th at nationals in Washington DC

(I know that its content does not fit into the context of the forum, but I hope you enjoy either way. I prefer this to my one from last year)




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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:39 AM

I liked the Shakespeare video. It's engaging, kept my interest. :tu:

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:29 AM

Thanks for "La Bete de Gevaudan". It's awesome imo that you produced that yourself. I always wondered who or what the beast was.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Some rumors said it rested on the edge of windows to peep inside and some people had heard it swearing, I know. But these affirmations had been more probably invented to prove the beast was the devil in person, in the disguise of a  huge wolf. People didn't really think it could be a "garou". The beast had been dissecated and then stuffed after Jean Chastel sent the body to versailles , if I remember well.

The studies of its skeletton showed some diiferences from a wolf (shorter snout, larger jaws, teeth at different places than a wolf's ones,...) but we were closer from a dog than a beast of brayroad skelleton. Sciences actually admited it was probably a wolf-dog breed.

Your documentary is pretty cool, anyway.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

Cave lion?


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

Will, you should check out the Monster Talk podcast.  They did a couple of episodes last year on the BOG and wolf predation in general.

It was really fascinating.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:01 PM

View PostWill Carothers, on 28 June 2013 - 04:07 AM, said:

Last year I produced this documentary focusing on the beast of Gevaudan. (This was created for National History Day and I made it to state with this video) Let me know what you think...



(Please forgive the overdramatism)

And here is the video I produced this year, with which I placed 4th at nationals in Washington DC

(I know that its content does not fit into the context of the forum, but I hope you enjoy either way. I prefer this to my one from last year)


I actually saw that show and they came to the decision that it was a trained dog that chastel was using and killed to make himself appear as a heroic figure.  I think they said it could have been a kind of hyena although it wasn't known how he came into possession of a hyena

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Slightly off topic, but i guess having a tamed Hyena isn't totally out of the question in certain terms...In this age anyways maybe not back then

http://www.google.co...-2.html;512;640

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

View PostCHRIS_UK, on 29 July 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

Slightly off topic, but i guess having a tamed Hyena isn't totally out of the question in certain terms...In this age anyways maybe not back then

http://www.google.co...-2.html;512;640

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Thanks, but I'll pass (on having a hyena for a pet). Those that do, more power to them...I hope it works out for them. Seriously.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

View PostGummug, on 29 July 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

Thanks, but I'll pass (on having a hyena for a pet). Those that do, more power to them...I hope it works out for them. Seriously.
It begs the question can you really domesticate a wild animal or just tame them

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:19 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 29 July 2013 - 05:45 PM, said:

It begs the question can you really domesticate a wild animal or just tame them

To me, and I could be way off, domestication is the work of generations. You breed an animal to have certain traits that make it an ideal pet or stock animal. Taming is taking a wild creature and through punishment and rewards making that animal more tolerant of humans, but it does not have those inbred traits of say a dog which are the product of generations of selective breeding.

Could you tame a wolf? Yes. Could you tame a wild sheep? Yes. Are they domesticated like a dog or farm sheep? No.






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