The first thing most people think of when watching this video is ‘dog’ or ‘deer.’ But watch closely. This thing moves like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The rear legs are very long, and it bounds with a very odd gait. This is a four lane divided highway, with a guard rail barrier in the middle. By my count, this thing clears the near side of the road in three bounds.
What is this?
I’ve done a search for a Wessex Way, and it appears to be in the UK.
These attached image showed up last month at a trailcam forum. The poster is from Arizona, and his motion-sensitive camera has captured a number of deer and various other readily identifiable creatures.
Then this showed up…
The creature is standing on hind legs in the left center of the image.
The owner of the photo has granted permission to re-print it here. Here is a link to a page with the two images captured by the trailcam at full size.
Several replies came to the original post with various guesses, everything from a hunter wearing leopard tights, to a horse rearing up to munch berries, to a juvenile bigfoot. The owner tells me the camera did capture a bobcat a few nights later, but he was walking on all fours. I’m no wildlife expert, but do Bobcats ever stand on hind legs?
So I’m putting this out there to dogman fans – what do you think it is?
What a pleasure it was to spend a good part of the 4th of July weekend with my friend Frank Holes, the author of three remarkable dogman novels. We both get a big charge out of meeting and talking to Dogman fans, and introducing the uninitiated to The Legend.
On Friday the 3rd, Frank kindly shared his familiar blue canopy tent with me at the Lake City “Greatest 4th in the North” craft show. The weather wasn’t too cooperative, but we had a very enjoyable day chatting with the hearty shoppers who ventured out despite the low scud of clouds, misty rain, and cool northwest wind.
After the show, I had the great pleasure of visiting the Missaukee County Humane Society just down the road, and introducing myself to the big-hearted crew working there, caring for the growing crowd of poor animals who suddenly find themselves homeless in these trying times. Thanks to the generosity of those who purchased a Legacy Edition CD/DVD set in 2008, we were able to provide a nice Christmas Gift to the MCHS last December. It’s an honor to support this kind of selfless effort.
On Sunday the 5th, we met up again with Frank Holes at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, and enjoyed a superb day! The weather was perfect, the crowds were huge, and we had lines up to 4 deep waiting to hear about Frank’s brand new novel “Nagual: Dawn of the Dogmen.” I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I promise have a review in a forthcoming post. If you’d like to pick up a copy, visit Frank’s site by clicking here.
No plans as yet for additional appearances this summer, but if something comes up we will let you know. There are several offers on the table to visit various events this fall, and once we have the schedule assembled, it will be posted here.