From Monster Month South:
"Throughout October, my cousin Raymond Jefferson Legrasse, a fisherman on the bayou, will be sharing sketches of some of the...wildlife...in his neck of the woods, which has gotten a bit strange since the storm. I'm compiling the illustrations into a bestiary and posting them, along with some of his colorful descriptions [...] A new creature will be posted every day of the month, and he tells me that there may even be a photograph or two, if he can wrangle something up."
Dear Mr. Jeffrey C. Roche,
Having just perused your "Monster Month South" web log -- forwarded to me by my associate Mr. Bonnichsen -- I must say that I am quite impressed. In the current climate of skepticism toward any claiming to have seen unusual animals, it is an act of intellectual bravery in the extreme to give your support to Mr. Raymond J. Lagrasse's claims.
Beyond merely lending a credible ear, you have amplified his voice. I thank you! So often my most remarkable discoveries have been due to information gleaned from sources just such as this -- sources deemed "unlearned" or "rustic" by the narrow-minded men controlling American academia.
With your permission, may I laud you publicly and lend what little standing I have to your noble cause?