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cryptopedia
the cryptopedia is an encyclopedic listing of cryptids, the world's remaining mystery creatures. entries are not copied from other sources, but heavily researched by dedicated enthusiasts. clicking an entry will present you with a general description while clicking the green headings will provide even more detail.
FAST FACTS:
LECHUZA
range:
south rio grande valley
classification:
cryptid
size:
medium, 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5m)
date & locaton reported:
november, 1975
also known as:
big bird, la chusa, lachusa
 
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lechuza awaits an unwary pedestrian near brownsville, texas
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general
Lechuza is an excellent example of folktale turned cryptid. For generations, Lechuza has been a malicious entity featured in Mexican and Mexican-American culture to frighten young children into behaving, or rattle the nerves of adults who consequently were told the story of Lechuza themselves as children. It's doubtful that many contemporary cryptozoologists would even consider Lechuza a cryptid if it weren't for so many reports of something loosely resembling the wives' tales.

As it stands, enough reports of some large bird-like creature in the Lone Star state compel cryptozoologists to take a closer look at this frightening apparition. So many reports were collected that Lechuza was also dubbed Big Bird.
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