Mlularuka

Supposed DOG-like flying jackal of East Africa. PP'hysical description: Batlike wings. Behavior: Active at dusk. Flies or glides. Utters loud cries while flying. Raids mango and pomegranate orchards. Distribution: Tanzania. pP'robable explanation: Misidentified Lord Derby's scaly-tailed squirrel (Anomalurus der-bianus), a 2 foot 6 inch gliding rodent found throughout Central Africa, though less consistently in Tanzania. This animal favors the bark of some trees, removing one narrow strip each night immediately adjacent to the previous night's strip.

Source: William Hichens, "African Mystery Beasts," Discovery 18 (1937): 369-373.

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