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Capt Peacock’s Journal: The Legend Of The Mapinguary

Mapinguari

Some tribes considerate it a God.

Others a demon.

Some say it eats the living while others say only the dead.

Regardless, all know it as the “Mapinguary,” a name that loosely translates to “the roaring animal” or “the fetid beast.”

While accounts vary, from village to village up-and-down the Amazon most agree that mapinguary (pronounced ma-ping-wahr-EE) stands between 8 to 10 feet tall when on two legs and is something of a cross between a giant sloth from prehistoric times and a gorilla. Its thick matted fur is said to reek so bad that those who encounter it in the jungle become dizzy or hypnotized. (more…)