The second edition of Live Pterosaurs in America is about to be published. The front cover and a few excerpts are now available online, althought the book itself may not appear on Amazon until December [A later-added note: the book came up on Amazon late Nov 23, 2010]. I here include an eyewitness sighting not found in the first edition of the book, an encounter by a boy who, now as a man, has allowed his name to be included: Aaron Tullock.
“I saw a featherless flying animal with a wingspan of about 4 1/2 to 5 feet and a long tail with a diamond type shape at the tip of it. No hair or feathers anywhere, just leathery reptile type skin. . . . The animal had bumps down its back, feet with longish toes, and long black claws like an osprey has for grasping fish . . .”
One thing strange about this sightings is the manner of flight for the creature. It was hovering just a few feet above the ground, and this lasted for some time. This was in Texas.
Regarding the front cover of the book, take note that the image of that pterosaur is part of the sketch by Eskin Kuhn, the eyewitness of two pterosaurs at the Guantanamo military base in Cuba, in 1971. We in the cryptozoology world are indebted to Mr. Kuhn for this detailed rendition of what he encountered, and thank goodness for this man’s artistic expertise, for we don’t yet have any clear photograph of a modern pterosaur.