The Adjule is a canine cryptid, approximately two and a half feet tall. They have webbed feet and thick, rough red skin, with a bluish tint, though appearances vary. They weigh between thirty to forty-five pounds. They are pack animals, and belong to groups of three to thirteen.
This canine is purported to inhabit areas around the Sahara Desert in Mauritania. It is described as a likely undiscovered variety of the African Wild Dog, an endangered canid native to the same area. It has been reported mainly by nomadic Tuaregs, but also Théodore André Monod, a French naturalist, explorer, and humanist scholar in 1928. There is also one unconfirmed sighting from hunters in 1992; a sighting of a canid-like animal in the coastal area of Mauritania, describing a pack of animals resembling wild dogs.
Théodore Monod, “Sur la présence du Sahara du Lycaon pictus (Temm.) (Résultats scientifiques de la Mission Saharienne Augiéras-Draper),” Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 53 (1928): 262–264.
Eberhart, George M., Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, 2 vols (ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, 2002).
Woodroffe, R., Ginsberg, J.R. and Macdonald, D.W. (1997) The African wild dog: status survey and conservation action plan - IUCN Canid Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
Two different custom Aequis concepts in the works (for @arrowhoodcobra and @underleaves) as well as a little peak at the next premade Aequis design I’ll be offering for sale: A wetlands type in striking tricolor plumage. I think this one will need awesome green legs.
Something that I’ve been trying to work on over the past week or so, but for some reason my migraines are being easily triggered by electronic screens lately, and between them and back pain, I haven’t been able to accomplish much. So this is probably about as good as it’s going to get for now.