All over the world, there are tales of giant creatures that hide from human contact. Giant Anaconda and Other Cryptids: Fact or Fiction? presents evidence for the existence of several of these amazing animals, including the Sucuriju, a 50-foot-long snake from South America; the bloodthirsty Chupacabras, or "Goat Sucker," from Puerto Rico; the fierce lizard Megalania, Australia's gigantic cousin of the Komodo dragon; the thylacine, a carnivorous marsupial from Tasmania; the Thunderbird, a monstrous, child-snatching bird of prey from the United States; the Kongamato and Ropen, prehistoric flying reptiles from Africa and New Guinea; and the Ri, a mermaid-like creature inhabiting the waters of a tropical island paradise in the Pacific Ocean. The book allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the existence of these hidden creatures.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.
About the Author(s)
Rick Emmer is a substitute science and math teacher for the Avon Lake City School District in northeast Ohio. He was previously an aquarist at the Cleveland Aquarium and a zookeeper at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mount Union College and a master’s degree in biology from John Carroll University. He was a member of the International Society of Cryptozoology for several years.