It has been described as 35 feet long, of greenish gray coloration. According to one report it had a horn on its nose. When seen on the river, it was reported to be walking along the bottom. A number of reports came in between 1966-61. The last report I can trace is dated 1987, when two young men reported their boat striking it.
A rational explanation that it was a manatee is not really satisfactory. Manatees do not walk along river bottoms, nor do they have horns. Unless we are dealing with considerably distorted descriptions, we can rule the manatee out.
So the identity of this creature remains a mystery. We can't even be sure the creature is still alive. Further information sent to this website is always welcome.
|St Johns River, Astor, Florida.|