Monday, August 3, 2009
A what? A HODAG.
If you are not from Wisconsin, the legend of the Hodag is most likely unknown to you.
Some people actually believe this.
What IS a hodag?
Curtsy to hodag.info -
CHECK IT OUT HERE:
"First discovered by prominent Rhinelander resident Eugene Simeon Shepard, the Hodag has been an integral part of Northern Wisconsin history for over one hundred years.
While nobody has precisely pinpointed the first sighting of the Hodag, archived news reports from the early 1890's indicate that in 1893, an important discovery was made that would grow to define the Rhinelander area.
Gene Shepard's discovery, the Hodag, had "the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant elephant, thick short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a dinosaur, and a long tail without spears at the end". Hearing of the fearsome beast, a ragtag band of vigilante Rhinelander area residents assembled and set out on an epic voyage to capture this menacing "Hodag". "