Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Allegewi: The Allegheny Mountain Gargantuan

The Allegheny Mountain region is home to many Appalachian fauna (such as black bears, whitetail deer, wild boar, and mountain lions) but, only one creature 'stood upright' on top of this food web. The Allegewi was a race of primitive giants that (after the arrival of the white-men and constant wars against Native Americans) became extremely rare to see in the wild. The word 'primitive' means, unlike the newly evolved giants today, only act on pure wild animal instinct. Ripping and tearing flesh from the bones of most megafauna (and even humans) and hunting with a passion to kill. The Allegewi can grow up to fifteen to twenty-five feet tall and are highly intelligent (example: making tools or primitive clothing from their surroundings). They have sharp teeth, a strange cranial cavities, and prominent chins. Some Monstrologists believe the Allegewi maybe half reptilian and mammal due to how their skin looks/feels, but due to their rarity, nobody knows for sure. Due to fossils found, the idea of this creature being the strongest and best dieted primitive giant have shown Monstrologists that the Allegewi is the best known ancestor of the modern day giant due to mainly their size.

Like said in the paragraph above, the Allegewi is now an endangered species and are hard to locate throughout the mountain region. Though one can just follow footprints or broken branches of a possible Allegewi in valleys but, (once you step into their high mountain territory) the hunter becomes the prey. It is known that (after being moved out by settlers), the Allegewi live in caves high up in the mountain regions of both the United States and Canada. Back to found evidence, these types of giants were highly social until settlers moved their main territory to the mountains. The Allegewi were known to bury the dead (after recent battles with neighboring human natives) in mounds that are made of stone, pots, weapons, and personal items. Being a warrior-based society, the Allegewi were excellent fighters and weapon crafters.

The 'Trail of Tears' (the illustration above) is believe to be the main reason why the Allegewi almost became extinct. Due to this primitive giant's behavior, its believable that the Allegewi lost in short battles with the white-man (due to guns/disease).

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Dugbog: Mandrake Killers from the Marsh

In the marshlands of Europe, North America, and South America; a creature with excellent camouflage hunts in the waters. The Dugbog is a creature which resembles a piece of dead wood (while stationary) but, once getting closer you realize its a terrifying predator. The Dugbog can get between two to three feet long in adulthood and as it gets older, the more it resembles a piece of drift wood. After leaving the water, the Dugbog has four finned paws which is used for paddling through the waterways or galloping/waddling through the marsh at speeds of 2-4 mph (depending how large and old the Dugbog is). In appearance, next to looking like its total made out of wood, the creature grows appendages similar to the roots and branches of a fallen log. There are usually two on its back: one near the head of the creature used as an extra way of breathing underneath the water and the smaller second one carries a hidden needle point for protection from predators. Throughout the body, splinter-like points are used to help protect the creature from predators or nuisance creatures such as turtles and birds. Within these splinters (including the smaller appendage at the posterior of the animal) is filled with a venom which basically causes the predator to have nausea.

Through the marshlands, the Dugbog enjoys snacking on small animals such as muskrats, snakes, turtles, and ducks with their sharp teeth. Occasionally, they accidentally bite ankles and hands which go through the water of humans. Though mainly a carnivore, it is known that they do feast upon mandrakes, a type of animal-plant hybrid which looks similar toward a human. Though its unknown if the mandrake is actually an animal or plant, the Dugbog has been categorized as an omnivore due to this mystery.
The illustration above is what a Dugbog would look like if (not stationary) gliding through the marshland looking for either Mandrake farms or wild Mandrakes (which is native to Europe but, was brought over seas for farming).

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Ozark Howler: Terror In the Ozark Mountains

In the state of Arkansas, a mysterious predator hunts within the Ozarks. The Ozark Howler, or a 'Howler', is a strange creature that has been discovered to be related to felines but, own strange body features (such as bear-like body and goat-like horns) that indicate that it may also related to the Krampus. With the Ozarks belonging to four states (Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas), the Ozark Howler is mainly spotted in remote areas in the center of the mountain range (Arkansas) and can be sometimes spotted in the Appalachian Mountains. Ozark Howlers are bear sized with a thick body and stocky legs. Howlers have long, shaggy black hair and have two curve horns on top of their head that are similar toward a goat. The reason why some Monstrologists believe they are related to mainly felines is because of their cat-like head and (short) tail. While searching for this weird predatory creature, listen for the strange howls within the Ozarks which are a cross between a wolf's howl and an elk's bugel. The two most dangerous times to be searching for a Howler is during the fall (as Ozark Howlers search for food before winter to get ready for hibernation) and the spring (after waking up from their sleeping period).
The illustration above is what an Ozark Howler is said to look like: bear sized, shaggy creature with stubby legs, feline-like face and tail; and two goat-like horns.