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Mount Kancing Dragon Snake
Type Dragon or living pterosaur
First Sighting Unknown
Last Sighting Unknown-probably late 20th century or early 21st century
Country Indonesia
Habitat Cave in mountains
Possible Population Extinct

On one of the largest islands of Indonesia, exists a creature that has been terrorizing nearby villages for years. This creature is able to fly, and resides in a cave on a mountain named Mount Kancing in the province of Lampung. Ular naga (lit. “Dragon snake”) is the scourge of the locals, its reign of terror would take tens of years if measure wasn’t taken.


The mount Kancing dragon snake is described by the locals as a flying, winged dragon-like creature. Locals simply said its appearance was like that of a “serpent” (they did not specify the shape), but with horse-like head. It also has two wings, different from the usual concept of dragons in Asia.

According to Ahmad, a villager, in the past this dragon had been terrorizing the Pesawaran village for years, many small children and babies had been abducted by the dragon and eaten. Because of this, the village members took the initiative to trap it by blocking the entrance of the cave with stones. It also has another name; that is “ular kuda” which means “horse serpent/horse dragon”.


The existence of this creature is known from Jejak-Jejak Misterius (Mysterious Tracks), a TV documentary about Indonesian cryptids.

Darga, an elder of the said village, is one of the living eyewitnesses of the ular naga’s terror. He said that the dragon has the habit of abducting small children; when their parent is working in the fields or inattentive of their children. The dragon brought its prey to its lair near the peak of Mount Kancing.

One occurrence, happened not in pitch-black night but in broad daylight. A mother is harvesting the rice paddy, while her child is left in a paddy hut. When the mother checked her child is gone. Darga said the dragon’s activity is seen almost every day; this means that the dragon is a living creature.

Mount Kancing Dragon Cave

The cave, now blocked by stones, dirt, and plants

Because of that, a few years ago (the year is not specified in the documentary) the villagers blocked the cave with stones, when the dragon was inside. Even though the terror stopped, the majority of the villagers have been traumatized and chose to flee to other villages. In the present, only a few families live in this village.

Darga (Dragon snake eyewitness)

Darga, gesturing the dragon pose

When Darga is asked about why it is also called ular kuda (horse serpent), he said that the shape of the dragon’s head is similar to a horse’s head but still the body is like that of a dragon, while gesturing to show the dragon pose when flying.


  • If the account is true, this creature may confirm the existence of European-style dragons, particularly when noting its two wings and horse-like head.
  • Because the concept of dragons seems to be pure fantasy, so another explanation is it’s a living Dimorphodon-like creature.
  • Another explanation is that the creature is actually a Djinn, a race of supernatural creature able to take the shape of any creature.


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