i'm from maine. never heard of this. leave it to a bunch of rednecks to take an ellusive creature, playing a small but not unimportant role in their ecosystem, and call it a monster. people are far too guilty of naming evil when they see it through the corner of their eye. i think it's strartling to understand just how much this article reveals about people in this country. how long will it be until we stop naming everything we do not understand scary, monstrous, or evil?