Back in October, reports of a mysterious, long-necked creature began popping up in West Berkshire, England. The locals dubbed it the “Creature from Curridge”. Well, almost three months later the odd creature is still stalking the neighborhood, prompting a crack team of monster hunters to jump on the case: The Curridge Primary School student body.
The creature was first spotted by 67 year old Don Prater, out for a walk with his dog.
“I hadn’t been drinking!” he told Newbury Today.
“… about 25 yards ahead of us were two animals. One of the animals looked like a domestic cat but the other one stunned me. It was a dark or grey colour. The height of its head was about two foot but it had the head of a deer. The neck was about eight to ten inches long and thin like a swan’s neck. The body was a cross between a cat and a dog. It had a bushy tail. Everything about it was wrong.
“The cat went off into the undergrowth then the other animal starred at us, took a couple of turns and wandered off into the hedgerows.”
The beast has caused such an impact in town that the local primary school has decided to incorporate the creature into it’s lesson plans, with the children “investigating” the sightings by creating their own eyewitness drawings. That’s right, a few of the students have had their own-ins with the weird animal.
“It looks like a llama with a long neck and a long squirrel’s tail and cat-like ears that stand up,” Ben Morris told Newbury Today. Other children have reported a strange hissing from the woods, or news that their pets have been seen mingling with the beast.
While a few of the locals think they might be dealing with nothing more than an escaped llama, the only owners in the area insist their animals are safe and sound, grazing in their pens.
Judging from the sketch, might we suggest that it’s actually the Loch Ness Monster, out for an evening stroll with his new legs?
For an adorable image of the students with their drawings of the monster, head over to Newbury Today.