Today we were all lucky when Yoshiko spotted something moving just after someone had told a semi-true ghost story about a Half WereWolf, half Goat creature that roams the forests out of sight in ShigaKogen.

"Not many people have ever seen the mysterious freak of nature- at night it morphs into something beyond imagination..." is it a true story?

If you believe, can it happen?...a little spooky




If you mix a goat, a wolf, and a cow, this is what you might expect.


Very interesting name, Kamo usually means Duck in Japanese,

and Shika - deer.


Duck-deer....what a perfect name!


Also not exactly the strongest team in the Japan Baseball League,

but the Nagano Grand Serows is the English equalivent. 



I was lucky enough to meet The Grand Serows new Fast pitcher Otake-san the other day.

He is really built. 

No wonder he pitches at 145km/h!!


The picture taken was from across the valley at Snow Monkey Park with my friend Terry & family.

Below the Kamo-shika was about a 100meter ++ drop.

Very Nimble aminal, if not the prettiest. 


Click this wikipedia link for more details