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The Man-Eating Dingonek Lurks Beneath East Africa’s Rivers


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Sounds like one of those chimeric creatures that humanity  uses to characterize the chaos that existed  before stories and logic brought order to the human world.

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Australia has the bunyip, lots of places have some wild folklore creatures

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I find the the chupacabra interesting because it started out as folklore in Puerto Rico being described as a zoological impossible and even most cryptozoologist like the late Richard greenwell didn't include it as a possible living creature, redfern showed 100% of remains claimed to be chup victims were proven by DNA to have been killed by known creatures.

It dies off in popularity then an American profiteer steals it and labels a manged up oddball canine chupacabra and flips a stuffed on on feebay.

But normally these mythical beasts at least don't morph too much.

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Here's what wikipedia has to say about Dingoneks.

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On 5/3/2024 at 6:01 AM, the13bats said:

I find the the chupacabra interesting because it started out as folklore in Puerto Rico being described as a zoological impossible and even most cryptozoologist like the late Richard greenwell didn't include it as a possible living creature, redfern showed 100% of remains claimed to be chup victims were proven by DNA to have been killed by known creatures.

It dies off in popularity then an American profiteer steals it and labels a manged up oddball canine chupacabra and flips a stuffed on on feebay.

But normally these mythical beasts at least don't morph too much.

I've seen a few videos of the chupacabra and it seems they are coyotes and dogs with  mange.

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40 minutes ago, superman73 said:

I've seen a few videos of the chupacabra and it seems they are coyotes and dogs with  mange.

Only the version they stole the name to use to sell a stuffed one in Texas ,

The original Purto Rico version varied but was a winged reptile bat monkey cooked up creature.

 

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Great cryptid.  Africa has many, including the Mngwa, Nandi Bear, and a variety of river monsters.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs mentions it in his nonfiction Book on Safaris.

Dingonek - Wikipedia

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I’m convinced. 

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Thankyou @Piney     :)

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23 minutes ago, lightly said:

Thankyou @Piney     :)

Why? Because someone half raised British caught your dry sarcasm?

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3 hours ago, Piney said:

Why? Because someone half raised British caught your dry sarcasm?

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..  and because you were kind enough to give me a  :lol:  for it.         A merry heart is like a good medicine. 

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25 minutes ago, lightly said:

..  and because you were kind enough to give me a  :lol:  for it.         A merry heart is like a good medicine. 

Especially in my current situation because I feel like killing myself everyday. But I do what my wife would want and act the way she'd want me to.

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On 5/10/2024 at 1:29 PM, Hammerclaw said:

Edgar Rice Burroughs mentions it in his nonfiction Book on Safaris.

Dingonek - Wikipedia

Did he have a dictionary for it's language as well?

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47 minutes ago, joc said:

Did he have a dictionary for it's language as well?

No, it was recounted from a story by a fellow big game hunter in his 1910 memoir Closed Territory. 

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Sounds like a large snake midsnack on a baby leopard.

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