posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 10:03 PM
The last week I have been receiving strange reports from my wife about an apparently new critter roaming the mountains and pastures. I plan on
actually going to take a look for myself tomorrow, but maybe someone here can clue me in on what this might be.
My wife raises rabbits and gathers fresh grass from the edges of our hayfield each morning. The field is about 5 acres and about 1/8 mile from the
house, stretching between the road and the treeline of a small mountain. A few days ago she told me she saw a critter standing looking at her about
halfway between the road and the mountain. She described it as black, about the size of a small black bear but taller with a stocky build, with a
round head that had a lower protrusion she described as "horse-like." It was not a bear; she has seen them before and knows what a bear looks like.
She was alerted by the dogs moving away from it and her, apparently afraid of it, and when she looked it was just staring at her. After a few moments,
it trotted into the mountain and vanished. I should mention that the dogs are not exactly the bravest critters I have ever seen, so it's not like a
Rottweiler is hiding and whining.
My intention was to go check for tracks, but later that day the rain set in and washed away any possible tracks.
A couple days later the rain let off for a little bit and she hurried back to get more fresh grass. This time she found a wild rabbit with its head
severed cleanly, uneaten.
Today she returned to tell me she had found several animals, rabbits and squirrels, arranged in a rough semicircle with their heads severed cleanly
and uneaten. They were located about midway of the field... common territory for rabbits, but squirrels stay closer to the treeline.
The area is inhabited sparsely, but has plenty of wooded areas. Across the road is an old swamp between fields and another mountain beyond that. There
is no hunting allowed on the property (and we do enforce that!) and anyway, what human could catch a rabbit or squirrel to cut its head off? And
That's about all I know for now. I'm not saying it's some boogeyman monster, but I honestly have no idea what the critter she saw was, or what
would/could cut an animal's head off so cleanly and leave it lying. Any ideas would be appreciated.