A couple of days ago, I mentioned the adventures of Shane Dunphy, searching for the dobharchú on Omey Island off the Irish coast. He shared another experience with me, which will, I trust, be of interest.
He was driving along one day through the Irish countryside when his attention was distracted by a herd of cows in a field. Near them was a large dog which bore some resemblance to an Afghan hound. The problem with the dog was that it was too large, much too big in proportion to the cattle.
Asking a local later what he might have seen, the latter at once suggested it was the púca (anglicized pooka), a creature of Irish folklore. The púca is a shapeshifter and can supposedly assume a variety of forms. It is particularly well known for making appearances as a horse which breathes blue flames.
Was this huge dog a paranormal creature. If not, what was it?