Statue of "La bête du Gévaudan," or "The Beast of Gévaudan." Made to remember the massacre that took place hundreds of years ago.
Next Burma mentions briefly the Beast of Gévaudan, a man-eating wolf, dog, or wolf-dog hybrid that terrorized the Margeride Mountains in south-central France between 1764 and 1767. Dozens of youngsters were attacked and killed by the beast. The best account in English is Jay M. Smith, Monsters of the Gévaudan (Harvard University Press, 2011).
La bête refait trembler de Gévaudan- Une gravure 18e siècle de la bête du Gévaudan.
ShukerNature: THE BEAST OF GÉVAUDAN - WOLF, MAN...OR WOLF-MAN?