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Wednesday 29 January 2014


Yes, I'm still looking at weird creatures in Louisiana.  Probably one of the most frightening is Letiche.  There's only one of him and that's enough to be going around.

According to legend, Letiche is to be found in bayous which are untenanted by humans.  He was a human to start with, but he was abandoned as a baby.  He was raised by alligators, whose maternal side seems to have been strong at the time.  However, he started to grow alligator parts.  He is covered in scales and has grown claws.  His digits are webbed.  You can hardly make out his face, as it is covered with swamp matter.  However, you can make out his eyes well enough, as they are green and they glow in the night.  His fangs would send shivers down your spine.  

Letiche hates humans.  He kills and eats them and, indeed, he generously shares his provender with other swamp creatures.  However, he keeps human hearts and brains for himself.

One has to ask if this is some kind of ultraterrestrial or perhaps it's just a mythical booger.  It seems unlikely we shall reach a firm conclusion in the matter.

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