Friday, June 24, 2011
Stuff Ya Didn't Know Friday- Bunyips
Ok, cute name, not so cute critter.
Today's creature entry hails from the land down under and has been eating folks in the swamps of Australia for a very long time.
The bunyips make their home in the various waterways of Australia but there are wide variations on how they look. They are often described as having a crocodile's tail, but the body can be that of an emu, bandicoot, or man. They have manes made of weeds and their feet are turned backwards.
Their terrifying cry can be heard booming across the swamps and they prefer to devour women and children.
"Stuff Ya Didn't Know Friday" is a weekly look at weirdness...creatures, places, people, myths, whatever I happen to come across that makes me say, "Hmmmmm?"