• About this Critter •
The Hugag - [Fearsome Critter 1910] - An immense creature of the LakeStates & Hudsons Bay Area, reported to stand up to 13 ft tall! Often mistaken for an equally massive moose. it had sturdy jointless legs which left circular tracks (making it difficult to track down & hunt because you could not tell which way it was going.) it was unable to ever lay down & It was said to keep moving all day long… Very rarely, it would take short naps, leaning up against trees and other structures which would often fall against its weight!
An unlucky herbivore: Its extremely long-cupped upper lip & overbite prevented it from grazing; instead, it spent what energy it had sucking on tree bark and munching twigs, its diet was said to mainly consist of the sap from pineknots which cause its head to become warty & ooze a thick gooey substance.
[*The last one hunted was in Turtle River in northern Minnesota, where a young one, weighing barely 1,800 pounds, was found stuck in the mud. It was knocked in the head by Mike Flynn of Cass Lake. They are now presumed to be extinct.]
Also worth note is that it also gets mentioned in a 1900's book: "in the limestone valley" & that’s its name also is shared with a mineshaft descovered in 1870!!
Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo thats me!) Part of my Fearsome Critters Collection, weather resistant 4" Glossy sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more!