Many assumptions, little evidence of ancestral beliefs ingrained in the collective memory, and the animal becomes "scourge of God", a hyena, devil, wolf, big dog, animal hybrid, sadistic…
Here you will find texts, documents, opinions, thoughts on this mystery.
Description of the beast
The various writings
The fight of the young Portefaix
The hybrid animal
The rifle of Jean Chastel
Notes on the book of P.Cazotte
Assumptions about failed shots against the Beast
Excerpts from the French Archaeological Congress
The Beast of Gévaudan: a zoological mystery?
The Beast of Gévaudan Revue Gringroire
The Gevaudan's beast,
and the Beast of Gévaudan