Thursday, 14 February 2013

Handmade taxidermy monsters

The bottom one has a name: Der Wolpertinger. Apparently it is a make-believe creature of German folklore, supposedly living in the alpine forests of Bavaria. It possesses the body parts of several common game animals; portrayed with wings, antlers, and fangs, all attached to the body of a small mammal. Stuffed Wolpertingers are common Bavarian Inn mascots, often displayed alongside real Black Forest taxidermy hunting trophies.
by Sarina Brewer via Accidental Mysteries