Thursday, November 29, 2018

Possible Upright Canine in Louisiana Swamp

“Never seen clearly, but around 1992 while hunting a swamp just before dark here in Louisiana I was stalk hunting while wading through knee deep water. I seen water movement through some very thick hedgerow like brush. At first I believed to be ducks so I sneaked up to the edge of the brush for a clear shot, but when I got there I could see movement through the thick brush 6ft over the water and at the same time there was small wakes in the water coming through the brush ever time it moved. I was less than 10ft from this animal and I could hear it sniffing the air. It suddenly froze still when it picked up my scent.

We were frozen in a noiseless standoff for at least 2 minutes! It couldn't see me but it was looking for me because it knew I was very close. I knew this was something weird and my situation wasn't good, so while mostly hidden I slowly and quietly over the course of a minute or so replaced the bird shot in my 12-gauge with three 3" magnum 000 buckshot. When I raised my gun to ready fire it seen me, and when it did I believe it thought that I was closer than it expected because that thing screamed like a wild hog being killed X10 - very, very hair standing loud. It then suddenly leaped several feet out of the water and about 12 or so feet out into deeper water of about 8-10 foot deep. In that instant when it jumped I could see it's back or something slightly above the brush, it had spiked hair. When it landed in the water it sounded like a 300+lb animal splash, it remained under water until it reached the other side of the slew, when it came out on land I couldn't see it. I then made a huge circle around the animal to try and cut it off in an ambush. I wasn't really scared because even though it was God knows what, I knew I scared it more. I mean I sneaked up less than 10ft of this thing and it had no clue I was even there until it winded me! Besides at that range a 12-gauge with that load of shot is like being shot 10 time with a AR-15 in one spot. A 12 gauge load like that can put a hole the size of your fist through a wild hog, that's an animal that has one of the toughest hides on the planet. There's nothing on this Earth that will survive very long with a rib cage shot from that load at that range. I knew this already, that's is why I give chase to animal.

Anyway I tried ambushing with no luck, I wanted to continue hunting it, but all I had was a small pocket light and it was only about 10-minutes before total darkness. Before I set out of the swamp I looked and found its tracks. I found K9 like tracks about 4-5" wide and 6-7" long, they were Bipedal tracks set about 6ft apart due to the animal running. There's a lot more to the story but I will leave it at this for now. I gathered enough info about this animal over the years that I'm convinced it can be hunted and killed. It walks on 2 legs and has K9 like feet, so it's what ever you want to call it. I just know it exist, and I see it more an animal than a monster!” - Kimberly Smith

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