The Shunka Warak'in is a beast resembling a small wolf or hyena. It has long legs and scraggly gray fur, and it has been known to local Native Americans for years. It is in fact a part of their mythology. In 1886 a specimen of this creature was shot on a range in the northwest of America. Another specimen was later recovered and made into a mounted trophy. The trophy was later lost, though it resurfaced in 2007. Hopefully, with a body on hand, scientists will soon identify what this creature is. One theory is that it is a leftover population of bear-dogs from the ice age. The feral, primeval appearance of the one specimen makes this a likely theory, and this cryptid is found within the bear-dog's range. Another theory is that it is simply a wolf subspecies, or perhaps a wolf/coyote crossbreed. This is not unlikely, as the Shunka Warak'in combines the coyote's size and lankiness with a wolf's thick coat and large teeth.