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The Raju, sometimes called the Thunder Animal, is a mysterious quasi primate said by some to live in the forests of Japan. The Raju is often described as having the sharp claws of a badger, the torso of a weasel and the over all appearance of a primate. This unknown creature is said to be docile and shy during calm weather but known to become ferocious and aggressive during thunderstorms.

Eyewitnesses claim to see Raju leaping from tree to tree in a frantic and unpredictable display of panic when thunderstorms producing lighting tear through the forest. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this creature’s behavior is its reported lust for human flesh during these storms. After these violent thunder and lighting storms victims of the Raju are said to be found with their stomachs torn open and bodies partially devoured.

Some researchers have speculated that sightings of the Raju are nothing more than the misidentification of the rare Japanese Snow Monkey, speculating that when caught in the open during the onset of a violent storm these normally docile primates may display a more frantic and erratic behavior.

The Evidence
To date no physical evidence has been found to support the existence of the Raju.

The Sightings
No documented sightings of the Raju could be found at this time.

The Stats – (Where applicable)

• Classification: Hybrid / Unknown
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Human flesh during violent storms
• Location: Japan
• Movement: Tree to tree locomotion and four legged walking.
• Environment: Forest