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View of French mountainsides. Much like the scenery Dr. Connor Amon travels through in "Tale of the Gévaudan Beast."

Next Burma mentions briefly the Beast of Gévaudan, a man-eating wolf, dog, or wolf-dog hybrid that terrorized the Margeride Mountains in south-central France between 1764 and 1767. Dozens of youngsters were attacked and killed by the beast. The best account in English is Jay M. Smith, Monsters of the Gévaudan (Harvard University Press, 2011).

The Beast of Gévaudan was a creature that terrorized south-central France from 1764-1767. It attacked up to 210 times, killing & eating 113 & injuring 49. Descriptions of the beast varied. Some said it was wolf-like, others a cat. All agreed it was large. The King sent professional hunters & soldiers to no effect. The beast was shot several times, but kept killing. Finally a local named Jean Chastel killed an unusual wolf, after which the killings ceased. What the beast was remains unknown.

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