This small specimen was glimpsed briefly before darting away into the water. Given it’s size it is guessed to be around two weeks old, as is it already showing multiple appendages. Dagonites this size live off small fish and insects, eventually graduating to larger prey like birds and larger fish. As it grows, the Dagonite will work it’s way down stream, eventually ending up in the ocean where is is free to grow unrestrained.
While their full size is unknown, lore describes them as being massive. These creatures have been observed throughout the centuries, entering into seafarers’ tales of monsters from the deep. It is believed that H.P. Lovecraft’s tale Dagon, describes an ancient one of these creatures, from whom it gets it’s name.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
A Dagonite in the Wild
Artist Ian Austin was lucky enough to find a juvenile Dagonite in a small freshwater stream. I've heard speculation that many cryptid sightings are actually specimens traveling back upstream to spawn.