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Originally posted by ShadowedRedemption
Call this far fetched but here's a thought:
What if the beast was the offspring of a normal big wolf and a werewolf? It could happen.
Originally posted by east
If u look at the picture of the Mesonychid and u compare it with the drawings of the beast from france, they look really simarliar. The mesonychid has the large snout short and sharp ears the large cow like size,large paws and those distinctive coat linings. They seem similar but highly unlikely it was the mesonychid. It was definately a large wolf or wolf dog hybrid.
But, in the records of cryptozoology, there are indications that perhaps all land mesonychids did not become extinct. Things that sound like they might be hoofed predators are reported from places such as South America, where there is a beast called the tapire-iauara. The horned cats reported from islands near Java could be mesonychid predators. That region of the world is where many of the world's new animals are discovered, and islands are often known to preserve living fossils. In contrast to this, Europe is that last place we would expect to see a surviving mesonychid, but a strange hoofed predator was the object of an extended scare in France, this creature was dubbed the Beast of Gevaudan and was thought to be a strange sort of werewolf in local folklore.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Originally posted by IronMan
Didn't descriptions and old renderings show the wolf to have an abnormally long tail?
Originally posted by Webmonkey336
I heard about the beast on an episode of Animal X on Animal Planet a couple of weeks ago. They said it was a wolf/dog mix trained to kill.