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Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Saapaim - The Fuegian sloth

 
The Saapaim is a strange creature, that was reported as living in Tierra del Fuego by Anglican missionary Thomas Bridges in the 1860s. He took over the Mission at Ushuaia bay, which is nowadays the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. Although I have already posted about it, (Mysterious Fuegian creature: Saapaim), I came across the original source of Bridge's report.

Below is the text where the creature is mentioned: [1]



Thomas'son, Lucas, had a different opinion: [2]



Lucs said it was a coipo, which is an animal that resembles both a beaver and an otter.

Bibliography.

[1] Bridges, T. (1869). Fireland and its people. The South American Missionary Magazine. Vol III. July, 1, 1869. pp. 113.
[2] Bridges, L. (1947). Uttermost part of the earth. Dutton. pp. 447.


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