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Hvcko Capko (Pronunciation: hutch-ko chop-koh, meaning "long ears"), also known as Hatcko-tcapko,is a mythical beast of the Seminole people from Florida and Oklahoma . [1]

Description[]

The Hvcko Capko is a gray wolf-like monster with a horse's tail. As the name suggests, it has long pointed ears. It emitted a strong awful odor that alerted people of its presence. It was said to live in desolate rocky places and carried a number of diseases.[2] [1]

Sightings[]

In Calumet, OK, 1951, Mrs. Laurence Laub encountered what she described as a creature that looked like a cross between a wolf and a deer. She threw a stick at the creature but all it did was watch her until she went home. Her husband told her that he had encountered a similar creature two years prior. Neighbors of the area also reported strange tracks on their lands.[3]

Michael Newton's Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology mentions a similar "wolf-deer" sighted in Wisconsin. Neil Arnold's book Monster includes a maddeningly brief reference to the "Hvoko Capko", a deer-like creature from Seminole mythology the size of a horse with a wolf-like head, which seems to match the reports.

Sources[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Native American Legends: Long Ears
  2. Bane, T., 2016. Encyclopedia of beasts and monsters in myth, legend and folklore, p.165
  3. Monsters You Never Heard Of: Long Leggity Beasties
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