Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 25th, 2007
There’s a Pterodactyl in the Pool Cabana
So Brian passed it along,
With a pat on the nose and a song.
From Freaky Links in the South,
Yikes, look at that mouth.
Thanks Patrick for taking the family heat
With the head in your passenger seat.
To some, it’s a bizarre abomination,
Seeking love, far from its final destination.
The thing is in search of its new home.
The creature has more miles to roam.
Does it appear as an unwelcome louse?
Nay, now it’s in the pool house.
No need for further trepidation,
Or even swimmers’ consternation.
No reason for further fear and pain,
I’ll come get it; transport it to Maine.
I actually may,
By Labor Day.
In the meantime, what a bummer.
No swimming this summer?
Or using the pool cabana?
Please put on a little Santana.
Think of it as part of cryptid Americana,
That flew in from Montana.
This pterodactyl doesn’t wear a bandana,
Doesn’t eat even one silly banana.
Could it fly back to little Havana?
No, it’ll soon be a Maine fata morgana.
by Loren Coleman, June 24, 2007.
(Thanks to its new temporary host family, the Huyghes, with my random thoughts on this weekend’s adventure in getting the “Civil War Mystery Pterodactyl” closer to my collection in New England. Above images courtesy of Allie Huyghe. Photo below, thanks to Gregg Hale, Executive Director, Haxan Productions. Credit Fox TV. Much appreciation to the Caines, the first midwives.)
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.