Monday, May 19, 2008

Well That's A Relief

Recently eaten: korean bbq
Recent annoyance: DNS

Good lord, I don't know which is more terrifying: some lizard swamp creature attacking the van, who may or may not be mythical, or a real, live dog.

DNA tests exonerate 'Lizard Man' in van attack

DNA testing has shown an attack on a family van some blamed on the legendary Lizard Man appears to have been actually done by a domestic dog. Something chewed up the front fender of Bob and Dixie Rawson's van in February. Bite marks were left on the wheel wells and blood was found on the vehicle.

The Item of Sumter reported that a veterinary lab in California tested the blood and found it came from a dog.

But Bob Rawson isn't sure, saying it would have to be one big dog.

Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin isn't convinced either. He thinks it was a coyote or wolf.

Lizard Man became a phenomenon in the area 20 years ago when people began reporting a tall, big-eyed swamp creature. Authorities never figured out exactly what prompted the sightings.

"Nothing to see here...except a lizard man."
Thanks to Loren Coleman for the photo from his new book Mysterious America (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2007)

1 comment:

Loren Coleman said...

Considering that none of us make any darn money in this blogging business, please have the courtesy if you are going to take my drawing to credit it properly as having come from my book, Mysterious America (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2007).

Every bit helps. Or is it every bite hurts?

Best wishes