The Sabine River Creature – Kayaking Adventure



Continued from “A Chilling Encounter Kayaking the Sabine”

Kayak Camping Beside the Sabine River

Razor Toothed Creatures

Camping beside the Sabine River was great… except for one thing  -  mosquitoes – millions of them!   Even the roaring campfire we gathered around was not powerful enough to keep theses determined critters away from their prey – us!  With great appreciation that night, for a tent between us and the razor toothed creatures, I slowly fell asleep to the music of frogs, crickets and yes, millions of mosquitoes – MOST of which were outside the tent.  Ah nature!

Blood Curdling Screams!

About 1 o’clock in the morning I was startled awake by an eerie bloodcurdling scream.  AAAAAA  EEEEEEEE!  Branches were breaking as the “Sabine River Creature” crashed through the forest straight towards our tent!  The unearthly cries took my breath away.  My heart almost stopped as I imagined what the wild creature could be. What was it?  I had never heard this creature before – which was very strange – because I am a naturalist – and have ventured into the forest at night many times.   I listened very quietly as the enraged creature came closer and closer to our tent. I could trace the location of the creature in the forest by its cries and the continuous snapping of branches that were crushed as the creature demolished everything in its path.  The whole forest was quiet except for this terrifying creature.

Surely this is a joke…

I admit to being quite anxious – ok, ok – I was really anxious… And then — I almost laughed out loud as I figured it was probably someone playing a prank to scare our group of adventurous kayakers.   However as the creature got closer and louder I realized it was not a prankster, but was some kind of animal – An animal that sounded REALLY               hungry …

To be continued…

What do you think?  What is the identity of the Sabine River Creature?

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

 Psalm 91:9-11

About Kimberly Guthrie

Kimberly Guthrie loves adventures in the outdoors. National Park Ranger, Outdoor instructor, curriculum writer, teacher and guide at Mount St. Helens’ Seven Wonders Museum are some of her life adventures. Kim continues to write and teach about the outdoors. Currently, she serves as outdoor education consultant for Allaso Ranch near Hawkins, Texas. Kim holds a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from University of Central Arkansas and a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.
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