Momo, Swamp Ape

Family: 
Missouri cryptidae
Description: 

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
Status: 
Legendary
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