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Wednesday, 6 January 2016


The adjule [3 syl.] is a kind of wild dog reported from North Africa in the Sahara Desert.  It is supposed to be of a crimson/blue-tinted color.  The animal mainly features in the lore of the blue-veiled Tuareg.  It was first reported in 1928.  There was another possible sighting in 1992, but the animal is generally held to be mythical, though perhaps sightings of the African Wild Dog [Lycaon pictus] lie behind it.

A belief about it among Tuareg is that it causes dissension among humans by exuding certain pheremones.  This gives the animal the power to hunt unobserved.  They pursue their quarry in packs.

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