ABOUT Today, beavers do not often strike terror in those that see them－but they used to. Long ago, giant species of beavers roamed North America; however, all of these species have gone extinct, except for one－Fangmalia, the most aggressive of the giant beavers.
Fangmalia is the Monongahela riverbank's only cryptid mammal, and arguably it’s most dangerous creature. Unlike the Monongy, who prefer attacking wounded, lone passersby, Fangmalias attack anything and everything they encounter. Weighing between 135 and 250 lbs, the beasts are not stealthy once moving, but are as strong as a bear, able to run almost 40 mph, and can stay underwater for 20 minutes before needing to surface. Additionally, their reddishbrown fur provides excellent camouflage within their muddy environments.
Based on folklore and superstition.
5 x 7 art prints of West Virginia cryptids based on original drawings by Kristen Puckett.
I'm a pretty quiet person from Southern Ohio that loves monsters, animals, stories, and history. I moved to Fairbanks, AK to study art and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017, afterward moving to & working in El Paso, TX. Currently, I reside in Lucasville, OH.
I enjoy outdoor activities - like hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing - reading, drawing, throwing pottery, sculpting, playing video games, and playing dungeons and dragons with my friends. ~Kristen Puckett - Appalachian Illustrator, Folklorist, & Ceramicist