Like I explained last time I posted, I'm basically a bounty hunter. Yesterday I was coming back from checking some traps I set for small game (with meager success- I think someone was messing with them- stupid jealous farmers), and I checked the bounty post and found this very badly drawn dragon-dog-weasel thing... which breathed fire. It caught my eye. I went and found the guy who put it up, and he told me about the monster-thing. Apparently it killed some chickens at first, then went on to goats, then sheep- and finally killed some poor farmer. I don't think anyone actually like him all that much- something about him trying to I felt bad about it- but not bad enough to do it for free.
I went out to the deeper woods- I found tracks, game trails, etc. etc.- looked big enough for something that fit the farmer's artist rendering- so I set snares, and anything else I could think of. None of them worked- this thing just wiggled out of everything, or bit through the lines- but I got a look at it, just as it slipped the last cable- long in the body, like on of those ermine from the north only about as big as a horse- with silver fur (looked like I could get a good price for it) and more canine in features- and it disappeared after giving me what could have only been its equivalent of a gloating smirk. Uncle says its a Fox-Serpent- a big one. The're corruptions of Wind and Darkness, and smart- anyway, no luck today, I'll have to try again for it tomorrow- probably have to break out the spidersilk cable (sticks like crazy, AND it holds a good two tons of weight). We'll see if I do any better.