Weird Critters of Washington Pond

Swamp Bogger, Philly Lou Bird, Yupapotamus in Maine

My family and I drove across country from California to Maine, and now Swamp Bogger, Philly Lou Bird, and Yupapotamus are home at Washington Pond, Maine. This is the lake I grew up on, listening to my grandfather’s old logging tales about these weird critters. Many of the old timers here know stories about these… Read More

Yupapotamus

Yupapotamus

The North American Yupapotamus Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla Family: Yupapotamidae Genus: Yupapotamus Linnaeus, 1758 Species: Y. amphibius Binomial name: Yupapotamus amphibius The Yupapotamus is semi-aquatic, inhabiting North American rivers, lakes and swamps residing mostly in New England where territorial bulls preside over a stretch of wet land and groups of 5… Read More