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).
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The Greatest Werewolf Art Of The Middle Ages And Renaissance . The Beast of Gévaudan. Modern theories suggest that the beast was a hyena, likely someone's exotic attack-pet. Many depictions of the beast show it sporting a tufted tail and a stiff mane running down it's back, which certainly resemble those of a hyena. Some eyewitness reports even claimed that the creature made a maniacal laughing sound.