Of course, the funny thing about non-existent creatures is that sometimes, they do exist. Or sort of, anyway.
Take the chupacabra. See, while there isn't a lethery, spiny-coated creature that feeds on the blood of livestock out in the Southwest, it turns out that there are quite a few coyotes out West with mange so severe that their skin looks like leather, their baldness making their back bones stick out sort of like spines, and coyotes are well known for feeding on livestock.
HowStuffWorks.com talks about the Greek mythological creature called the scylla, a beast that lived in shallow waters, had heads on long sinuous necks, and jagged teeth to tear apart ships... kind of exactly like a coral reef. And the colossal squid might not be able to swallow a ship, but that aside, it's similarity to the kraken is more than passing.
Are dragons so far off from dinosaurs? Some flew, some probably spit venom (which, while not fire, does probably burn like a son-of-a-bitch). And how else do you
explain the fact that 100% of dinosaur fossils have been discovered in caves full of gold? It's probable that folks in the olden days found the bones of dinosaurs and wales and decided to call them dragons, so is it really fair to say dragons are myths? Or is it more accurate to say that folks who believed in dragons just got a few of the details wrong?
|If this angler fish is real, I'm not ruling out anything.|