Monday, February 27, 2012
The Beast of Dean, also given the colloquial name Moose-Pig, is a cryptid that is reported to live, or to have once lived, in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. It is said to resemble a wild boar (Sus scrofa), but abnormally large in size. In 1802, tired by being harassed by the mysterious giant boar which, reputedly, was large enough to have felled trees and crushed hedges and fences, farmers from the village of Parkend undertook an expedition to capture and kill the creature, but found nothing. It should be remembered that at that time wild boar were extinct in Britain.