In 1893, newspapers reported the discovery of a hodag in Rhinelander, 
Wisconsin. It had "the head of a frog, the grinning face of a giant elephant, 
thick short legs set off by huge claws, the back of a dinosaur, and a long tail 
with spears at the end". The reports were instigated by well-known Wisconsin 
land surveyor, timber cruiser and prankster Eugene Shepard,[1] who rounded up a 
group of local people to capture the animal.[2] The group reported that they 
needed to use dynamite to kill the beast.

A photograph of the remains of the charred beast was released to the media. It 
was "the fiercest, strangest, most frightening monster ever to set razor sharp 
claws on the earth. It became extinct after its main food source, all white 
bulldogs, became scarce in the area

> Having lived in southeast Wisconsin for eight years, I never heard of such a 
> thing.  The wife used to go to Tomahawk regularly, as Harley-Davidson’s 
> fiberglass plant was there, but she never mentioned anything like this.  I’ll 
> have to ask her.
> Maybe their range wasn’t that far from Rhinelander?
> Dan

OK Don wrote:
> >> We definitely have Igarots eating our private asphalt road here at the
> >> airpark. Where do we get Hodags?????

Meade Dillon wrote: 
> >>> Igarots are very shy and only come out at night to nibble the asphalt 
> >>> from the edges of the road, and are very rarely seen.  This is why in WI 
> >>> the
> >>> edges of the asphalt roads start to crumble and fall apart and create 
> >>> more work for the road construction crews.  Nobody likes igarots except 
> >>> the road crew contractors. 
> >>> Hodags eat the igarots, and are thus are seen even more rarely.  (This is 
> >>> what my father tolds us when we were knee high to a grasshopper...)


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