The excerpt from Gerald of Wales' Journey through Wales (12th century, Bk. II, Ch. 11), translated in the main text, is given here in the original Latin.

“Contigit eisdem in partibus, nostris quoque temporibus, canem, ex simian prægnantem, catulos tandem produxisse, parte anteriore tota simiam præferentes, in canem vero versus posterior descendentes. Quos cum aulæ militaris custos rusticus intueretur, prodigiorum novitiate stupescens, et tam deformes biformis naturæ formas abhorrens, baculo quem manu gestabat, non absque damno proprio, et domini, re comperta, indignation quamplurima, cunctos statim interemit.”