Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Ozark Howler

By Robert Benjamin

Black cats are regarded as a sign of pure bad luck. If you see a black cat crossing your way, you ought to be wary of your plans for the day as it serves as a premonition of a very unfortunate event that may come to you. Other than symbolizing ill-fated events, black cats are often associated with witchcraft and mystery. However, the Ozark Howler takes the feline mystery and misfortune to a whole new level as it presents a black cat as a cryptic beast.

The Ozark Howler which is also known as the Ozark Black Howler is said to lurk the woods and surrounding remote areas of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Often described by witnesses as a very large cat, the Ozark Howler is said to be bigger than any huge feline species discovered such as the lynx, bobcat or even the cougar. Bigger than most canine breeds as well, this monster cat is said to be as huge as a typical forest bear in North America.

According to stories and legends, the Ozark Howler has a very stout and stocky body which is supported by thick strong legs that allow it to move quickly whenever it chases a prey or tries to escape hunters. Instead of being covered with fur just like typical mountain beasts, this giant cat is said to have long shaggy hair that is as black as the night.

Having horns that protrude from its forehead, the Ozark Howler is often referred to by locals as the devil cat. Its devilish appearance is matched by its loud and eerie howl that is often described as akin to a combination of the howl of a wolf and the cry of an elk.

Note that the Ozark Howlers name was derived from its troubling cries at night which echo down from the area where it is commonly said to be seen, the Ozark Mountains.
Aside from the creepy howl and horns, the Ozark Howler is said to have glowing eyes which allow it to spot and perceive its prey even at a distance.

This monster cat is said to feed on smaller animals in the woodlands, as well as livestock in the farm of the nearby communities.

According to cryptozoologists, the Ozark Howler may be an unidentified or a new feline species. However, some anthropologists pose another theory. They speculate that this monster cat might not be a cat after all. Rather, they hypothesize that the creature might be another version of the dark dogs of death from the British legends.

There is a website that describes the Ozark Howler and numerous other creatures of Cryptozoology in detail, this website is called: Unknown Creatures and it may be found at this url: www.unknown-creatures.com

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Robert W. Benjamin has been in the software business on the internet for over 5 years, and has been producing low-cost software for the past 25+ years. He first released products on the AMIGA and C64 computer systems in the late 1970's-80's.

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