On the banks of the Ohio River in 1894, there were a pair of creatures known as the Mud Mermaids. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer,
“The beast is about five feet in length…Its (sic) general color is yellowish. The body between the four legs resembles that of a human being. Back of the hind legs it tapers to a point…The extremities resemble hands and are webbed and furnished with sharp claws…it is devoid of hair…Its (sic) ears are sharp-pointed and stand up like those of a dog…”
Though different sightings report the creature having slightly different attributes they are always described as having vaguely humanoid and amphibious features. They are said to run and swim at high speeds and let out loud screeches and yelps when pursued.
They probably won't attack if you see them, but I'd also be careful not to provoke them.
Mud Mermaid, the yarn, is a spooky pastel of blue, green, brown, pink and other colors you might find on the muddy banks of the Ohio River.
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% merino/20% nylon, single ply