The Kasai Rex is a strange animal allegedly living in the jungles of central Africa said to resemble a large, predatory dinosaur. There have been several sightings throughout the years, but the most popular one took place in 1932. A Swedish plantation owner, named John Johnson, and his African servant were once walking through the Kasai valley in Africa (the location of this particular sighting was where the creature got its name), when they came across a grazing rhinoceros. They were careful not to disturb the animal. All of a sudden, a 40-foot-long, two-legged lizard-like beast ambushed the rhino. During this attack, Mr. Johnson actually fainted while his servant ran away in terror. When Johnson woke up, the creature was still feeding on the rhino carcass. He described the animal as having have long, sharp teeth, big jaws, a long, thick tail, and thick legs, which he said reminded him of the legs on a lion. He also described the color of the creature: a dark red, with dark-colored, vertical stripes running down its neck, back and tail. He then saw the huge beast walk back into the jungle after it had eaten its fill. The few sightings of this creature generally agree with one another; the size of the creature differs slightly in the sighting descriptions (possibly due to specimens of a different sex or age), but the animal's coloration remain the same: red with dark stripes. These general descriptions certainly seem to fit a large carnivorous dinosaur. Candidates include not just T-rex, but also Tarbosaurus (a very close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex), Allosaurus, Megalosaurus, and the recently discovered Giganotosaurus, among others. No expeditions have yet been launched that have focused on the Kasai Rex.
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