On elusiveness, and the possibilities of cryptids

DNR spokesman Hoy Murphy says Casell has a permit for the tiger. And Murphy notes this isn’t the first time Casell’s dealt with an escape: a 400-pound Asian brown bear got loose in May 2006 and hasn’t been seen since. (Herald Dispatch [1 Dec 2008], via Cryptomundo)

Mystery Beast No More

What creature some suspected of being a mystery beast is now found to be not so mysterious, though still a little bit strange, perhaps. Fame is fickle and fleeting for some. (BoGlo: “Residents wonder if dead animal is legendary mystery beast” [16 Aug 2006]; WMTW/AP: “DNA Tests Reveal ‘Mytery Beast’ Was Dog” [28 Aug 2006])