A young couple inherits a section of rural land backing up on the Navidad River. The land includes a ramshackle house. School teachers, they decide to devote their summer to making the house livable. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious creature inhabits the Navidad bottomland. In this short story, the young couple runs afoul of the creature.
Texas really does have a Navidad River, and there really are legends of a creature living in the bottomland. As for the rest, read the story and decide for yourself whether you want to camp near the river.
This book contains not only “Wild Man of the Navidad” but also other short pieces and some doggerel. Much of the doggerel concerns the chupacabra, another mysterious creature said to live in Texas.
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