Kting Voar: The Snake Eating Cow

| 31. July 2020 |

Some mythical creatures are not mythical enough to be always regarded as fables. When enough shreds of evidence and witnesses are garnered the scientists give testified statements regarding their existence. One such mythical creature is the Kting Voar also known as snake-eating cow and spiral-horned ox. The scientists believe that the folklore erupted due to the actual existence of the Kting Voar also. There is, according to scientists, a strong chance that it, at one time, did exist, and a smaller chance that it may exist today.

The earliest accounts of the kting voar come from the 20th century when a father and son killed and used two kting voars as baits for tigers. They kept the frontlets as souvenirs for some time and later donated them to the Kansas Museum where they were identified to be kouprey. After years in 2001 they were assigned to the genus Pseudonovibos due to the uncanny resemblance. They have been given the scientific name Pseudonovibos spiralis and are said to belong to the family of bovid. In 1994 a set of horns were also found which the first scientific proof of their existence was. 

It is described as a bovid-like animal supporting unusual twisting horns on their head which are about 45 centimeters in length and are ringed. Its fur is long, brown and spotted. It has an elongated neck and a stumpy tail with white stockings that run from the feet to the knees. It has white stampings on its face. They have an unusually large tongue enough to wrap up most of their face.

They still hold a legendary bond to snakes that reside in the regions of Vietnam and Cambodia. Their horns are said to be characteristic and robust to aid them in battling the biggest of pythons. Many believe in their mythical existence and disregard the scientific facts by saying the scientists don’t even know if they exist.

Even though they can stamp the snakes to death they are easy prey for tigers and lions and also an easy hunting tiger for humans. They are said to live in small herds with an appetite for low plant growth. Their existence does not instill fear in people owing to their tame bovine-like characteristics

Conclusively, scientists and some people support contrasting beliefs about the Kting Voar it may exist somewhere in the world fat from the prying eyes of humans.