Giant Cryptid Reptiles

New Big-Headed Fanged Frog Discovered

Above: The newly described Limnonectes megastomais McLeod, 2008. Photographed at SERS in central east Thailand. John C. Murphy. On the right the fang-like odontoid processes are clearly visible in the lower jaw. A new species of dicroglossid frog in the genus Limnonectes has been described from three forested locations in eastern Thailand by D. S. McLeod of the University of Kansas. The species appears to be a sit and wait predator that feeds on insects, other frogs, and birds. The author writes, “The most striking characteristics of the males of this species are their exceptionally large mouths and powerful jaws. [...]

Cape Cod Gator

On Sunday, June 22, 2008, Massachusetts got into the out-of-place alligator business. Welcome to another summer of errant crocs in North America! Barnstable police and Barnstable Natural Resource officer responded to a Hyannis resident who reported finding an alligator resting under his car, on Hiramar Road. The animal was described as 3-feet in length and about 60 pounds, said Natural Resources Officer Thomas Murray. The call came in as a 911 call and at first police were not sure if the caller was joking, reported the Cape Cod Times. They obviously haven’t read the recent “Crazy Crocs” items on Cryptomundo! [...]

Cryptid Giant Snake Shot & Sank

Chad Arment, author of Boss Snakes: Stories and Sightings of Giant Snakes in North America, passes along this intriguing new case. The python [sic - no actual scientific identification occurred] snake that was spotted on Lake Sinclair [Georgia, USA] earlier this spring [2008] was killed by a Putnam County Sheriff’s Department deputy last Thursday [apparently June 12th, 2008; as June 19th, probably would have been referred to as "yesterday"]. The deputy shot the snake three times with a shotgun and the creature then sank to the bottom of the lake. No pictures were taken. Repair crews were in the Twin [...]

Crazy Crocs: OH, VA, MD, & MI

The Sheriff decided to carry the photo of the Saltville gator to show folks, because no one believed him. More “crazy crocs” have made their way into mini-media mentions. The “crocs” is shorthand for “crocodilians,” of course, and thus includes alligators, crocodiles, gharials, caimans, and kin. Ohio On Monday, June 16, 2008, an “urban alligator,” as it was cutely called by Channel 19 Action News, was spotted resting on a south Columbus, Ohio, street, under a sports utility vehicle (SUV) owned by the Edwards family. Police were called and they found an American alligator, about 3 1/2 feet long, next [...]

Tsuchinoko: 100 Million Yen Reward

Times have been rather hectic lately with the recent news of the Bigfoot “massacre” theory, the Bigfoot trail camera photo prize, and the Pepie challenge money. Therefore, I did want to acknowledge an item published over at the Pink Tentacle a few days ago. The essay was entitled “Seven Mysterious Creatures of Japan”. It is worth your reading, especially if you are not familiar with the Hibagon (unknown anthropoid), Kusshii (lake monster), Isshii (lake monster), Giant Snake of Mt. Tsurugi, Takitaro (giant fish), Kappa (merbeing, shown above), and Tsuchinoko. Specifically, I wished to point to the Tsuchinoko paragraphs, as a [...]