Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014: A review of the Beasts

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. It’s been a busy eight months of beasts! Thank you all for reading and enjoying the posts and to our wonderful gust bloggers too (one of which … Continue reading

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T’was the night before Christmas

Head held down, the reindeer forced itself forwards. A strong, icy wind blasted against it’s thick hide. Straining to hear in the howling storm, there was no sign of the herd. Some moments earlier it had become separated from the group. Something had startled … Continue reading

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Land of the Giants

There are tales that Giants roamed our lands. Gigantic bones enigmatically poking out of the ground have, until fairly recently, led to some wonderful creations of mythical creatures. With a relatively unexplored world and with only a handful of animals known … Continue reading

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Shiva’s beast

A giraffe kissed me (when I was twelve) and I liked it. It was a hot August day in Dublin Zoo, and the beautiful creature simply leaned over the fence and administered a big giraffy sloppy kiss to my face. … Continue reading

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Dire times for bone crushing dogs

Dogs. (Hu)man’s best friend. For around 15,000 years, these furry, sensitive canines have been our close companions. All dogs alive today descended from a wolf ancestor into a massive array of variations today; from the laughable but slightly cute Chihuahua, to the unbelievable … Continue reading

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The most lonely places

“Vouronpatra: A large bird which haunts the Ampatres [marshy places] and lays eggs like the ostrich’s; so that the people of these places may not take it, it seeks the most lonely places.”   The beasts of the Pleistocene cause … Continue reading

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