Momo, Swamp Ape
Reported to be a large, manlike creature, with a pumpkin-shaped head, furry body, and hair covering the eyes. Described as foul-smelling.
Size:7 feet tall
Habitat and conservation:All reports come from along the Mississippi River around Louisiana, Mo.
Foods:Reported to eat dead dogs and picnic plunder
Distribution in Missouri:Seems to be confined to the Mississippi River corridor in Missouri
Life cycle:Unknown, but the creature seems to appear in July, perhaps in time for Independence Day picnics.
Human connections:Like all legendary creatures, Momo stirs the human imagination.
Ecosystem connections:Presumed scavenger