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The hadjel or hajjel, also called the biscoro, is a tigre de montagne reported from Chad's Guera Massif.[1][2][3] It is larger than a lion, with a short, hyena-like tail, a large mane, and very long fangs which make it difficult for the animal to open its mouth. Due to this, the hadjel is said to only tackle small prey, and to eat very slowly. It has very few offspring, and lives in lairs in the mountains near Temki.[2]

Black maned sabre-tooth Coudray

Several people of Temki claimed to have seen a hadjel with their own eyes. They said that "we are scared when we meet him because of his great size, and yet he is less dangerous than a lion because of the time he takes to open his mouth!"[3]

Notes and references[]

1.↑ Heuvelmans, Bernard & Rivera, Jean-Luc & Barloy, Jean-Jacques (2007) Les Félins Encore Inconnus d’Afrique, Les Editions de l'Oeil du Sphinx, ISBN 978-2914405430

2.↑ 2.0 2.1 Eberhart, George M. (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology ABC-CLIO, Inc. ISBN 1-57607-283-5

3.↑ 3.0 3.1 Vincent, Jeanne-Françoise (1975) Le pouvoir et le sacre chez les Hadjeray du Tchad

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