Shug Monkey

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The Shug Monkey is a cryptid or mythical creature reported from the area of Cambridgeshire between the villages of Balsham and West Wratting.[1] Folklorists and investigators of the supernatural classify it as closely related to British hellhounds such as Barghest and Black Shuck, more distantly related to werewolves and the woodwose.[citation needed] Cryptozoologists classify it as either a cryptid canine or as a cousin of Bigfoot.[citation needed]

The myth is thought to have originated from Norse settlers.[1]


It has features of a dog and monkey. The head and general body build resemble a humanoid more than a canine, but the feet are like a dog and allegedly leave gigantic dog tracks. The stance is usually quadrupedal. Sometimes it is supposed to fade away like a ghost or apparition.


  1. ^ a b Alexander, Marc (2002) A Companion to the Folklore, Myths & Customs of Britain, Sutton Publishing, p.272
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