A fearsome critter from American
folklore, the shagimaw
has the front legs of a bear and back legs akin to a moose. It is renowned for walking
upside down for a total of 440 steps, and then walking
upright for another 440 steps, thereby creating trails which easily
ellude lumberjacks. Why lumberjacks, you ask? Because, like many creatures of American
mythology, the shagimaw
is known only
to eat woodsmen. Source: Walker D. Wyman, 'Mythical Creatures of the U.S.A. and Canada.'
Herb: Ben, did you know there's a half-bear, half-moose walking on your ceiling?
Ben: Yeah, that's shagimaw, or 'Shaggy' for short. He's harmless to us because
we're not lumberjacks.