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The qupqugiaq, also known as the kogogiak or the qoqogaq, is an oceanic cryptid said to be a ten-legged polar bear.

Appearance

The creature is basically described as a ten-legged polar bear. Supposedly, it is extremely ferocious and quick, due to its extra legs.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • A genetic mutation
  • An illusion caused by viewing polar bears at a distance

Evidence

Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony

Trivia

  • Many inns and hotels are named after the Qupqugiaq.
  • Local reasoning also purports that natives may have been seeing several polar bears at a distance, such as a mother and her yearling cubs, in such close proximity to one another that they appeared to form one body.

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