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Partridge Creek Monster
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The Partridge Creek Monster is said to be a living ceratosaur seen in the Partridge Creek area of Yukon Territory, Canada. This creature terrorized local moose and caribou herds with its powerful, muscular build and ferocious mouth, but did not significantly change the populations.

History

The creature is known from two sightings in the early 20th Century.

1903
James Lewis Buttler and Tom Leemore were hunting moose near Clear Creek when the animals they were stalking burst away in a sudden rapid fright after having been extremely quiet. They discovered the gigantic tracks of some animal that appeared to be a tail impression. They followed it for a while, until the tracks disappeared into a deep rocky gorge. They later met Georges Dupuy, Fr. Pierre Lavagneux and five unnamed First Nations who agreed to search for the monster. They were initially unsuccessful but eventually encountered it near their campsite. They observed it for about 10 minutes and had a very clear look at it.

1907
Lavagneux claimed to have seen the creature again in the same area on December 24, 1907. It carried a deceased caribou in its gaping jaws and left tracks identical to the tracks recorded four years earlier.

As these are the only sightings and they took place more than a century ago, we may never know what Lavagneux and his party really encountered. Lavagneux claimed it was a Ceratosaurus, which fit the description of the beast they saw. If it is, and the creature (or at least its remains) could be found, its existence might offer solid proof that dinosaurs were warm-blooded; because a large cold-blooded reptile would have little hope of survival in the northerly climes of the Yukon.
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I was always fond of this monster.
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(03-18-2019, 02:35 PM)TurkeyGod Wrote: I was always fond of this monster.

I'd never heard of this monster before, so thanks for your contribution DinosaurMichael!
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(03-18-2019, 02:53 PM)Taipan Wrote:
(03-18-2019, 02:35 PM)TurkeyGod Wrote: I was always fond of this monster.

I'd never heard of this monster before, so thanks for your contribution DinosaurMichael!

Yeah, nor me either.

When 1st read the title, I thought of Alan Partridge, & thought nah, he aint that bad,
then figured maybe it was about Danny Partridge the awful ranga, from that horrible 1970's TV show!
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(03-18-2019, 02:53 PM)Taipan Wrote:
(03-18-2019, 02:35 PM)TurkeyGod Wrote: I was always fond of this monster.

I'd never heard of this monster before, so thanks for your contribution DinosaurMichael!

My pleasure Taipan. This is a cryptid I've been reading into lately that I decided to add it. I do wish there was more about it as its sadly one of those more obscure cryptids.
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Found this nice tidbit of one of the two encounters of the Partridge Creek Monster in the 1900s in this book.

https://books.google.ca/books?id=1HsVNy6...ca&f=false
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