My immediate thought was that Dragonne would be perfect for this. A half-lion, half-dragon from LJN's Dungeons & Dragons line of the 1980s, he would be a perfect example of a "hard to find" or non-existent species.
|The D&D toy line-up
There was just one problem: like the Loch Ness Monster, my own Dragonne figure proved to be elusive. As with the creatures of urban legend, when it came time to bring out the cameras, he was no where to be found. Not in my house (I had my husband hunt through my toy shelves), and not in my mother's basement (I did some digging of my own).
I know he was around before we moved, because I have photographic evidence (much like the famous photos of Nessie, not particularly good photographic evidence, but hey - that seems to go with the territory):
|Photographic evidence of Dragonne's existance.
Realistically, that probably means that he's in storage, but for the purposes of this assignment, I think we should imagine that he's having tea with the Sasquatch (which could be true, since my Alpha Flight Sasquatch figure is in storage as well).
|A rare photo of Draggone in the wild.
I imagine he's waving at Sasquatch and saying "Tea time!"