Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 1st, 2010
Omaha Daily Bee
August 15, 1886
SHORT ANIMAL STORIES.
A stage driver and two tourists, while near Yellowstone lake, claim to have
seen an enormous reptile which, while running through the grass, carried its head ten to fifteen feet above the ground. They think it must have been at least thirty feet long. A party was organized to pursue the reptile. Col.
Wear, superintendent of the park, and his assistant, Captain Barronette,
while near the cave of an extinct geyser in the vicinity of the lake, heard
a hissing and saw the head of the reptile thrust out some fifteen feet and
immediately withdrawn. Parties are watching for another sight of the
Thanks to Jerry Clark.