Soukous - Vulpes Famelicus

The fierce Soukous
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he Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire, was once home to wild dogs. These dog packs were known to have grown as large as 100 members. Their appearance was like that of hyenas: spotted, lanky and fierce. They even pushed out other similar sized predators and seized valuable food resources causing other carnivores to go hungry.
The Wild Dog is official extinct in the Congo, but prior to losing the battle to humans, this group helped develop a new species: Vulpes Famelicus or the Hungry Fox. Without the necessary diet to propel a species along, many die and others evolve. The Hungry Fox has a similar two-tone coloration as the Wild Dogs, however it’s long cat-like body sets them apart.
Being less of a pack animal cause the Hungry Fox to search out any means of nutrition. Even in the rare cases of captivity, the fox is said to never satisfy its hunger and will binge on provided foods, resulting in mortality.
In the Congo there is a well-known Fuliru proverb:

“li nyambwe alagiiri akizilya ibihwihwi”
Which literally means, “When fox is hungry, he eats butterflies.

And Butterflies are the preferred diet of the Hungry Fox. Soukous was presented to several foreign reporters who had travel to Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 for the Muhammad Ali/ George Foreman fight. The utter peculiarity of the beast and its diet intrigued one of the reporters present. For a small sum, Soukous was given as a present to Hunter S Thompson. Others present at the time said that Thompson sat for a few hours watching Soukous devour butterflies. It is rumored that Thompson was heard saying through his cigarette, “you like the butterflies here, you’re gonna love the ones back in the states!”

No record exists of how Soukous made it to the United States, but it was discovered in the mid eighties in Taos, New Mexico. Soukous had been kept as a private pet to Sri Marion, a practicing astrologer, Kundalini teacher and Bile Duct Harvester. Due to an illness, Soukous came to the attention of a Taos veterinarian. Multiple efforts to aid a sickly animal brought into question the species of Soukous. On its death, the vet, assisted by ethno-biologist located its ancestry, bringing to light another example of massive species relocation.

To find out more information about Soukous click the links below.

African wild dogs

Rumble in the jungle

Hunter s Thompson

New age directory for New Mexico

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