Just came back to see if there were any new developments.
Had a couple more thoughts too - if it was black - some black creatures are "iridescent" - like a blackbird - and hence if they move - the 'color'
changes and it may even appear to "vanish".
Also - to the stoners and beer drinkers - rock on with your bad selves!
My comments here about beer bottles were to try to ascertain a "size".
Absolutely no dis meant. From me, anyway
I'm drinking El Salvadoran beer right now - it is in (for these parts anyway, US, The Americas in general) - the most 'common' size - which is 12
ounces or 355 ml.
I was glad to see the size clarified myself, because it does sound bigger than what I had first imagined. Sounds bigger than a bat, in any case. So
far, I am leaning toward some kind of night bird.
I think there are the Night Herons in OZ? These things are fast too.
Here is some info on them -
Black Crowned Night Heron
And AHA! I see they have a relative in OZ and other parts -
Rufous Night Heron
This thing *would* have a wine bottle sized body and a fairly large wingspan. It also has - like string type projectiles sticking from the head, which
might look like "antennae". However, it is dark mainly on its topside while the belly is white. Of course, in dim light - it may appear darker.
Perhaps there are even more birds in your area, which are similar or related, which are more darker in color?
Well, just a some more stray thoughts. If nothing else, since you are near water, you can go out and watch for some Night Herons
These are just
awesome birds! Very cool. If you don't know what they are - you'd think you're seeing some kind of Eagle or Hawk. Magnificent creatures!
I hope you will see your creature again, or at least figure out what it is
ETA - this pic
- from my first link - looks very similar
to the shape of your drawing, and does look darker than they appear in daylight.
I do think it could have been one of these. And they go goofy after storms if their nests (usually near water) have been disturbed. Of course they are
often out at dusk normally too.
edit on 27-12-2010 by Whiffer Nippets because: added thoughts.
edit on 27-12-2010 by Whiffer Nippets because: typos