If you're like me, you're fascinated by giant squid. Architeuthis. 60 feet long, maybe, but we've never caught a live one and have no idea how big they can actually get. Eyeballs the size of basketballs. Sworn enemy of the orca.
If you're not, maybe you just haven't been exposed to them. Blame your parents.
If you are, or if you're just plain curious, you need to visit talkingsquidsinouterspace.com. Mostly a collection of squidly appearances in science fiction, there's also a series of links to info on real giant squids. It's a good clearinghouse for the squid-obsessed among us, and I'm indebted to Nancy Holder for pointing it out to me.
I'm also indebted to The High Country News (as in the mountain West, where it's published, not like High Times) for tipping me off to the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, in Bhutan. I'll let the words of Trip to Bhutan.com explain the Sanctuary's function, because you wouldn't believe me:
Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Its in easternmost part of the country protecting 650 sq km temperate forests of eastern blue pine and rhododendron. This sanctury is established to protect the habitat of yeti.
Time for California or Oregon to preserve some space for Sasquatch?