Thursday, July 26, 2007

Dartmoor dog or something else...?

These photos are currently the topic of much conversation within the British cryptozoological community and show a large black animal wandering around Britain's Dartmoor - an area noted for a wealth of high-strangeness, including the supernatural Whisht Hound.
Personally, I'm inclined to think they show a big dog.
But...
In picture one, the animal looks to almost have a boar-like face, and a neck that is not at all dog-like. In picture three, it seems to have a cat-like gait (some have suggested a bear-like walk, too). Whereas picture six looks very dog-like.
Note the text that accompanies the photos where the writer addresses the nature of the shape-shifting whatever-it-is. Is it merely a large dog out for a stroll around the moors? Could it be one of the ghostly devil dogs of old England?
Theories, anyone?
Note: The link above is to the Fortean Times website, and you may have to log-in to view the images.

3 comments:

Lesley said...

It first reminded me of a boar, but also a bit of a bear. I can't tell for sure, but it looks too big to be a dog. I don't think I would like to run into it on a dark night or even a bright sunny day. Very interesting though!

Nick Redfern said...

Lesley

Three people commented to me that the back legs of the creature in picture 3 look very bear-like.

sonoranstamps said...

These pictures look very much like a wolverine (gulo gulo).