Roadside America’s Fur-Bearing Trout vs Ours

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 11th, 2010

The almost three-decades old travel guide, Roadside America has nicely profiled the International Cryptozoology Museum on February 11, 2010. Their good overview article appears here. It has great directions, a map, and hints of other nearby weird items to see.  (The site also earlier made mention of the museum here.)

Besides acknowledging all the pieces of cryptid evidence in the museum, they also mention the fakes too. Then they use their own image of a fur-bearing trout (above). I’ll place the image of the fur-bearing trout we actually have in the museum below. That way folks won’t think we are trying to pull a fast one on them when they come and see ours has white fur. 

Shannon Bryan/Staff Writer, “Go” Portland Press Herald

These are not to be confused with the well-known “Beaver Trout” or the extremely rare, reportedly endangered melanistic fur-bearing trout, shown at the bottom. The ICM is still in search of examples of these for its collection, needless to say!

Happy Birthday, Malcolm.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

One Response to “Roadside America’s Fur-Bearing Trout vs Ours”

  1. korollocke responds:

    In Montana we called these woolly trout, we also had hoop snakes (they would bite there tails and roll after you) and wooden ducks that looked just like decoys and of course, jackolopes.

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