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Shirley, Massachusetts: Head of the Egopantis

Felled by a musket in Colonial times, the head of this local monster is displayed in the main dining room of a restaurant, along with the musket.

Bull Run Restaurant

215 Great Rd, Shirley, MA
Bull Run Restaurant. On the north side of MA-2A/Great Rd, just west of its intersection with Longley Rd. Egopantis hangs on the wall in the main dining room.
W-Th 4-9 pm, F-Sa 4-10 pm, Su 10-8 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Head of the Egopantis.


This rare creature lurked about the woods in Shirley, dating back to at least colonial New England. The head of the last known Egopantis resides on the wall of The Bull Run, an old New England tavern established in 1740.

[Lee Pappas, 01/20/2023]

Also on display is the musket that killed this particular Egopantis, which died on a spot currently occupied by the Bull Run parking lot.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Indian Muffler ManIndian Muffler Man, Shirley, MA - < 1 mi.
Bancroft's CastleBancroft's Castle, Groton, MA - 5 mi.
Big Apple at Rest StopBig Apple at Rest Stop, Lancaster, MA - 5 mi.
In the region:
Washington Command Monument and Tree, Cambridge, MA - 30 mi.

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