Please report sightings to the Nature Center
The Cape Henlopen devil is a small horned animal thought to have come to Delaware from New Jersey. They crossed Delaware Bay when it was frozen with ice and were stranded at Cape Henlopen when the ice was blown to sea. Just one of the curiosities of nature to be found at Cape Henlopen State Park.
A Tall Tale of Devils on Henlopen's Cape
There's a scandalous story in Henlopen Park:
wild rumors of beasts who come out when it's dark
on Gordon's Pond Isle to play and cavort
when the moon is full and the nights are short.
Cape Henlopen Devils are miraculous beasts
who came from New Jersey looking for feasts.
They crossed on an ice floe one cold winter's day
and when the ice melted had no choice but to stay.
Cape Henlopen Devils are really quite fierce
with unicorn horns which can easily pierce
the modest defenses of regular folk
who visit the park. It isn't a joke!
An eyewitness tells us that some months ago
a guest at the center, two grandkids in tow,
was observing a Devil just recently snared
while the kids leaned to pet him.....
....as close as they dared.
But when grandma prepared to go home for the night
one grandkid was missing, and try as they might
the staff couldn't find him. He had vanished from
and the Henlopen Devil looked pleased as a shrew.
Now this scandalous mystery still is unsolved
and the staff at the center seems quite uninvolved...
Do you s'pose they'll refuse to give Devil his due?
I'm getting suspicious....how about you?