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Subject: Beast
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:05:32 EDT

Beast of Gevaudan - In June of 1764 a young woman tending cows in the
Gevaudan region of France spotted a monstrous beast resembling a wolf, but the size
of a donkey. The girl was saved when the cattle drove the animal off with
their horns. She was one of the more lucky people to have an encounter with the
"Beast of Gevaudan." This animal, thought to be a mega sized wolf, killed
sixty people over the next few years until it was shot to death in 1767. The
story of the beast fueled werewolf stories in the region for many decades.

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