Derby #162: Cryptozoology Redux

Hey, this Derby's over. When you're finished reliving past glories, check out what's going on in the Derby right now. It's probably even cooler. Or at least newer.

We'll save you the research; yes, we've done a Cryptozoology Derby before. However because of our awesome collaboration today with 826 Boston we're revisiting the theme, with a new caveat. See, killer rabbits and Puffaluffs are well and good, but we want to see your take on real examples of cryptids from the study of hidden animals. Things like Yetis, sea serpents, Chupacabras, and those weird fish with hair all over them people used to bring back from the Americas to impress French royalty. In other words we want actual fictitious animals that someone else made up before you, not your fictitious animal that you just made up. There has to be some anecdotal evidence, other than your story about how this would be a neat animal. Does that make sense? No? Well, we tried. Anyway, now for the rules:

No video games.

No Star Wars.


Your design must have a historical cryptid. In other words, it can't be something you or your pals just made up for the sake of a t-shirt design.

No phoenix designs. They might be cryptids; they might not. Regardless of the debate we already sell plenty of phoenix shirts so do something different for once. Other than that, feel free to use the cryptid wikipedia list as a reference.

Latin or Fake Latin Text Only. Feel free to give us a taxonomical explanation of your species. A totally random rule from a totally random Shirt.Woot Director totally randomly-named Joel.

You must submit your design as print-ready artwork.
In fact it'd be pretty nifty if you just started doing this all the time.

 

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