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Cryptid of the Day: Irish Elk

Description: A five foot, 1000 pound elk with 12 foot span of antlers, the Irish Elk was one of the largest deer to ever live. The animal went extinct 11,000 years ago, yet, Celtic mythology told of giant elks coexisting with humans, 1,000 years ago. And in 1846, an Irish Elk skull was found in Loch Gur that showed evidence of blunt force from a human instrument.