The following article is taken from The Evening Leader, Corning, N.Y. Printed Wednesday, August 18, 1926. This is the actual article.
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Scores of Armed Men Search For Huge Mysterious Animal Leaving Trail of Dead Game
HORNELL, Aug. 18.—Scores of armed men, including a posse of 15 crack shots and hunters from Canaseraga were driven from the dense, tangled woods at Klipnocky by heavy rains, after they had unsuccessfully searched for hours for a huge, unknown, mysterious animal, said to resemble a baboon.
Among the armed men seanhing were Game Protector Frank Maloney and Patrolman George W. Vanness of this city. They said that the animal moved faster than any earthly thing they had ever seen. Huge tracks denote nothing to Game Protector Maloney. "I have never seen nor heard of tracks such as this animal makes," he said. For miles around Klipnocky the ground is littered with dead chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and wild game birds and animals.
The latter is what interested Officer Maloney. No pretense is made by the animal to eat the carcasses of the animals he kills. They are found torn limb from limb, indicating that the animal tortures his prey and kills it in the most merciless fashion. Examination of the carcasses brings out that the animal sucks their blood.
The search centered on the farm of Mott Dye and run by his son-in-law, G. Warren. Here every animal on the place has been killed. He first appealed to Canaseraga people for relief. The searchers were joined by a Rochester party but too late in the day to assist, owing to the rain. One hundred and fifty chickens on the Edward Twilliger farm have been killed.