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2013: The Year in 365 Pictures
Pictured: Dec. 4, 2013. A general view of the welcoming ceremony of the promotion of new police officers at the Prefecture de police in Paris, France. (Pierre Andrieu—AFP/Getty Images) 
Visit LightBox for updates throughout the month as we complete our 365 gallery, featuring one photograph from each calendar day of the past year selected by TIME’s Senior Photo Editor Phil Bicker.

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2013: The Year in 365 Pictures

Pictured: Dec. 4, 2013. A general view of the welcoming ceremony of the promotion of new police officers at the Prefecture de police in Paris, France. (Pierre Andrieu—AFP/Getty Images)

Visit LightBox for updates throughout the month as we complete our 365 gallery, featuring one photograph from each calendar day of the past year selected by TIME’s Senior Photo Editor Phil Bicker.

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Oh sure, everyone thought that beast was crushing people’s skulls, but the truth is…yup.
5 True Stories of Killer Animals Too Unrealistic for a Movie

#4. The Malawi Terror Beast
The beast was officially described as a rabid hyena, but residents disagreed, noting that its legs were way too long. Whatever the hell it was, throughout 2002 it managed to kill five people and maim 20 more in particularly gruesome ways — the BBC reported that it “crushed their skulls and ate their intestines and private parts.”

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#1. The Unknown Beast of Gevaudan
After interviewing zoologists and historians all over France, the makers of this hilariously overproduced videocouldn’t find any two people who agreed. The best (well, most interesting) guess is that it was an African striped hyena imported by a crazy French aristocrat who then specifically trained it to hunt and eat people, like some kind of goddamned hyena-themed supervillain.
That may sound farfetched, but when you put it next to “Or maybe it was a mutated bear wolf!” and remember that this is 18th century France we’re talking about, where fancy beasts were a sign of wealth and human life was cheaper than smelly cheese, it suddenly doesn’t seem that unlikely.

cracked:

Oh sure, everyone thought that beast was crushing people’s skulls, but the truth is…yup.

5 True Stories of Killer Animals Too Unrealistic for a Movie

#4. The Malawi Terror Beast

The beast was officially described as a rabid hyena, but residents disagreed, noting that its legs were way too long. Whatever the hell it was, throughout 2002 it managed to kill five people and maim 20 more in particularly gruesome ways — the BBC reported that it “crushed their skulls and ate their intestines and private parts.”

Read More

#1. The Unknown Beast of Gevaudan

After interviewing zoologists and historians all over France, the makers of this hilariously overproduced videocouldn’t find any two people who agreed. The best (well, most interesting) guess is that it was an African striped hyena imported by a crazy French aristocrat who then specifically trained it to hunt and eat people, like some kind of goddamned hyena-themed supervillain.

That may sound farfetched, but when you put it next to “Or maybe it was a mutated bear wolf!” and remember that this is 18th century France we’re talking about, where fancy beasts were a sign of wealth and human life was cheaper than smelly cheese, it suddenly doesn’t seem that unlikely.

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