The thing about seeking legendary creatures like the Amazing Technicolor Dream Pig is ... you don't usually find them.
This is why they are "legendary".
Of course, the fun is in the seeking, and besides ... if you get a video camera, set it on night vision, and grab a couple of dopey friends, you could get your own series on the SciFi channel, ala "Ghost Hunters".
Here's some tips if you do ...
Remember, try not to actually think while writing your script for the show ... the dialogue should mostly consist of "What was that?! EEK! Whoa, I'm getting a reading! Didju feel that? ...etc"
Repeat as necessary.
My own quest for a legendary creature ... the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM PIG, took me deep into the swamps of Pure Florida. I thought I may have glimpsed him last week when I took the boys canoeing, so this Sunday evening, I headed back in to Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area.
I stopped the JEEP where you see it, not because it couldn't handle that little rut, (HA ! As if...) , but because the roads you are allowed to drive on in Devil's Hammock sometimes just fade away into swampy tracks. You are allowed to drive on the named roads and this one was a named road when I turned on to it, but it more or less melted rather than ended ...
I'm often not sure if it's legal for me to proceed, so I err on the side of caution. It would be pretty embarrassing for an ex-Park Ranger to get a ticket for offroading in a park.
Besides ... elusive mystery beasts are often quite shy and a noisy JEEP crunching through an overgrown track is not the best way to seek them out.
So, I exited the JEEP and began creeping through the darkening swamp. It was a little after 7 PM which everyone knows is prime mystery animal seeking time.
It wasn't long before I heard crunching and grunting. A herd of wild hogs were rooting through a dry swamp.
I crouched down and put myself behind a small bush. When it was clear they were oblivious to my presence, I moved closer, stopping whenever they looked up. Mostly they were snouts down and strictly business.
These pics aren't the sharpest I've ever posted. The evening light in the swamp was very dim, so I used fill flash ... half expecting them to bolt after the first shot, but they seemed to not notice.
You can see the Amazing Technicolor Dream Pigs in these 3 shots.
What you can't see are the constantly wagging pig tails (cute) or the mosquitoes (not cute).
Above: Dream pigs with normal pig.
So, the legend of the Amazing Technicolor Dream Pig is true.
Now I can put a check on my Things To Do Life List where it says, "Solve mystery of the Amazing Technicolor Dream Pig Legend."
Next item on the list is, "Solve mystery of the electoral college process." Yikes!, I think I'll skip that one ... what's the next one say ...oh yes, ...
" Solve mystery of the Florida Skunk Ape Legend."
I'm on it.