Encyclopaedia of Cryptozoology
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Phantom kangaroos are out-of-place animals, specifically kangaroos or wallabies, reported principally from the United States.[1] Although escaped captive animals certainly factor into some sightings, phantom kangaroos are often reported from regions where no escapes have happened, and may even be present in Native American folklore, leading officials to identify them as misidentified rabbits, coatis, or maras. Loren Coleman additionally suggests that a number of American phantom kangaroo sightings may actually be sightings of devil monkeys.[2]

Notes and references[]

  1. Eberhart, George M. (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, ABC-CLIO, Inc., ISBN 1576072835
  2. Coleman, Loren (2001) Mysterious America: The Revised Edition, Paraview Press, ISBN 978-1931044059
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