By this lake (40°10’ S, 71°25’ W, 50 km2 [19 sq. mi.]), at Quila Quina just 16 km [10 mi] south of Lolog, Mrs. Teodora del Carmen, saw in 1952 a strange amphibious animal on the beach by her home:
a bull with golden horns appears at night. He goes out and runs in the water. A loud noise can be heard when he is frolicking. He roars and makes a lot of noise […] my husband saw it. He said it was a black animal. It does not have hoofs like cows; it has its feet like those of a goose. It does not leave marks on the beach because it does not leave the water.
At this same place, Mrs. Yolanda Curruhuinca, wife of the Mapuche Tribal leader Abel Curruhuinca, swore that she saw, in 1925, a “fish with the head of a bull with golden horns”; once she witnessed a clash between “a little water bull fighting a land bull”. Which indicates that these water creatures are not related to bovines, they are some other kind of being.
A “Cuerito” or tiny Cuero is also found in this lake, it is the size of a sheep skin, and, it “Attacks” people.
We will see that many Patagonian lakes boast a cow-like or bull-like creature frolicking in their waters. But, by the descriptions given by eye witnesses, they are not common cows or horses, they appear to be something else.
 Fernández, C., (1995). Cuentan Los Mapuches. B. Aires: Ediciones Nuevo Siglo. pp. 74.
 Totha, J., (2007). El paraíso queda en Quila Quina. La Nación. B. Aires, Argentina. 18.03.2007.
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