The Minhocão is a South American cryptid, believed now to be extinct. The last sighting was over 130 years ago.
The creature was believed to be a burrowing animal, and its body was reported to measure as long as 100 feet with a 10 foot diameter. According to reports, the creature has scaly black skin, a pig snout, an obvious mouth, and tentacles on its head.
Some theories about the Minhocão include that it is a giant caceilian, or a surviving glyptodont.
How cool is this thing?
I am actually sad to learn that they appear to be extinct, but, nothing lasts forever. 130 years is a mighty long time to have not seen one and obviously a bird or a monkey might go unnoticed for that long but this fellas mighty big, even if it does, or did, spend most of it’s time underground.
Perhaps there is a hidden enclave somewhere where they might still linger… Could happen. There is a lot of room on this earth.