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Ringdocus is the name given to an unidentified animal (possibly a Shunka Warakin)[1] shot by Israel A. Hutchins, a Mormon settler in Montana in 1886. Hutchins had it stuffed by a local taxidermist, Joseph Sherwood,[2] who put it on display at his general store near Henry's Lake, Idaho until the 1980s when it mysteriously disappeared. DNA testing has never been conducted on the animal.

In 2007, Jack Kirby, grandson of the man who shot the animal, tracked it down to the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello. The specimen was displayed in the Madison Valley History Museum when it reopened in May 2007.[3]


  1. ^ Eberhart, George (January 27, 2015). Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology. CFZ Press. p. 497. ISBN 1576072835. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ Dayley, Lisa (February 10, 2017). "Fremont County's new museum to open this month". Rexburg Standard Journal. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ Walt Williams (2007-11-15). "Mystery monster returns home after 121 years". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Ennis. Archived from the original on Dec 16, 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2011.