cryptid-wendigo:This statue remains in Lozère​…

cryptid-wendigo:

This statue remains in Lozère​ (what used to be Gévaudan). It depicts one of the most famous encounters with La Bête du Gévaudan; the desperate fight between the beast and a young woman named Marie-Jeanne Valet. Valet was attacked by La Bête​ on the 11th of August in 1765. She defended her sister’s life with only a spear and stabbed La Bête​ in the chest. The official report and court statement by Valet claims that La Bête​, when stabbed, held a large paw to her chest over her wound as she stood on her back legs. The beast then dropped back to all fours and rolled into a nearby river. The spear pierced at least three inches into La Bête​’s chest, as that was the amount of blood on the weapon. Valet’s sister told the court that the monster was “the same size as a big farm dog, having a big flat head, black jaws with
big teeth, throat white and grey neck. She was much bigger at the front
than at the rear and had a black back.”