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The lukwata is a semiaquatic animal described in the vicinity of Lake Victoria in Africa.

Appearance Edit

There are a few conflicting descriptions of the lukwata, but it is often described with a long neck and a small head.[1]

Behavior Edit

The lukwata has a booming roar which can be heard . Its only natural enemy is the crocodile, which it is sometimes seen fighting. During these fights, it often loses bone fragments which are prized as charms.[1]

It is known to appear suddenly and attack fishing boats, and in one account tried to seize a man off the bow of a steam tug, nearly capsizing the vessel.[2]

Similar creatures Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hitchens, William. "African Mystery Beasts", Discovery 18 (1937). Pg 369-373.
  2. Hobley, CW. "On Some Unidentified Beasts", The East Africa Natural History Society (1913). Pg 50-52.