We’ve got a small population of these kayakosaurs in the upper Mississippi, especially Lake Pepin. Been around, man, like forever – they’re mentioned in Radisson’s Journal c. 1660 as notable predators on sturgeon. And the occasional Nadouessioux traveling in small canoes made of willow and buffalo skins, i.e., as we would call them now, kayaks. Radisson’s brother-in-law, Medard des Groseilliers, who traveled with him, mentioned how their Indian companions would fish for the beasts using the ribs of buffalo as bait; once they fastened on their prey they were so loath to release it from their jaws they could be dragged to shore and clubbed to death, whereupon a great feast would be declared for several days since it took that long for 50 or 60 men to devour a single kayakosaur.
Garden City, Utah| The remains of a large unidentified creature resembling a dinosaur, were found this morning on the western shore of Bear Lake, giving rise to many rumors concerning the legendary monster associated with the site.
The decomposed remains were found by a couple of locals who were walking on the lake’s shore. James and Christina Wilson noticed a foul smell while they were still hundreds of yards away and decided to investigate, leading to the discovery 25-foot (8 m) long carcass.
We walk here almost every day, but we have never seen anything like this,” says Ms. Wilson. “We could smell the stench from almost a mile away, and we knew that there was something wrong. When we finally found the corpse, we couldn’t believe our eyes. It’s really huge and it almost looks like a rotting dinosaur. That’s not a kind of creature that I ever expected to find in Utah!”
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