Guide to Patagonia's Monsters & Mysterious beings

I have written a book on this intriguing subject which has just been published.
In this blog I will post excerpts and other interesting texts on this fascinating subject.

Austin Whittall

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lake Lacar creatures


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.[1]

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”.[2] 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.[2]

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.


[1] Fernández, C., (1995). Cuentan Los Mapuches. B. Aires: Ediciones Nuevo Siglo. pp. 74.
[2] Totha, J., (2007). El paraíso queda en Quila Quina. La Nación. B. Aires, Argentina. 18.03.2007.

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