Clyde - Venator Absque Odorus
Noseless Hunter or Tycho's Beast
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ycho's Beast was first spotted hunting along the Gold Coast of Africa in Danish Guinea, today known as Ghana. Dutch settlers in the Gold Coast in 1650 noted an odd “wild pack dog” that seemed to have no nose. Even without a nose the beast was a talented hunter and never got lost. It received its name from Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) a Danish Astronomer who as a student lost his nose in a duel during a dance at a professor’s house. (For the remainder of his life Tycho wore a gold tip to replace the part lost.)

Common with animals that do not possess one sense, the remaining senses become heightened. Without a sense of smell, Tycho's Beast developed incredible vision and a strong community for successful hunts. Both the male and the female of this species would have been three to four feet in length and about two to three feet in height. Their speed and viciousness secured their existence, even when scavenging competition was great.

By the late 1800, the area of Dutch Guinea was sold to the British and incorporated as the Gold Coast. Under British rule, scavenger animals were not tolerated and the population of Tycho's Beast dwindled. A German Biologist , Doctor Schmutzig, collected a pair of beast and transported them to Stanford Connecticut to use as research into a Health system based on smells. Dr. Schmutzig named his retreat the Olfactorium. He never succeeded in diverting the Health craze from upstate New York and after his untimely death the Olfactorium fell to disarray (He suffered a heart attack brought on from eating several serving s of Banana peels and coffee grounds. ·They smell gute, but vhy do they not taste gute?· in 1920 the term Aromatherapy was coined in France and became a huge success.)

A mating pair escaped the Olfactorium and quickly proceeded to breed the first feral population of Tycho's Beasts in the United States. A series of attacks on dogs and small children catalyzed the state·s feeling about these beasts. In fact, by 1970 the ·Tycho Beast problem· was so severe that a government sponsored poisoning program went into effect. The poison was extremely successful, even with an incredibly bad smell. Within five years all but one Tycho's Beast were extinct. The Last Tycho Beast, Clyde, died without much notice. After stalking two dogs, Clyde attacked a young teen that used his skateboard as defense. Clyde was taxidermied and his DNA is currently being used to unlock the healing agents of smell.

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Billy's Story

In the early part of the 1990's, this soon to be adult was out skating in the local cul-de-sac. Listening to loud rebelious music, he was unaware of a stalking menice. Adding to the volume of his "post-grunge", he was also suffering from a sinus infection and thus was limited to his weakest sense-that of sight. Had it not been for his protectors, a vicous Pekingese and a Fearless Pomeranian, a Tycho's Beast would have hunted successfully.

Here is the story told by the victim: "Uh, well, so the dogs started going ape-shit and I was, like, trying to ollie this gap and I bit it once so hard I didn't know if I would sing again. But I wanted to make it, so, I got back up and then, like the dogs kept whiggin. finally, I thought, "later!"... Just then I got knocked on my ass and I started swinging. That friggin thing almost took my arm off. I show people the scar and they still don't believe me."

Animal control was contacted, but the beast was not found.

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