Ozark Bestiary – Moving Islands

Other Names: grassy backs; moss turtles Habitat: lakes; swampy areas Diet: fish; small mammals Appearance: Often on cool mornings in summertime, a fisherman will step out onto a wide patch of marshy plants and rocks, only to have the spot give way, plunging him into the murky waters. These are the Moving Islands, as they... Continue Reading →

Ozark Bestiary – False Trout

Other Names: mud-skips; land-fish; getaways Habitat: rivers; deep creeks Diet: trout; trout eggs Appearance: The False Trout in all appearances, look exactly like the normal trout found across the Ozarks, Oncorhynchus mykiss. The difference is that the False Trout is not, in fact, a fish. The False Trout is most known for its thin arms... Continue Reading →

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