Thursday, February 18, 2010
THANKS TO LINDA LUCAS FOR THIS
I have always been mildly impressed by man-made chimeras: artificial constructs purporting to be of an unknown creature. Like this one:
'A rare find indeed is the Ryma. A cross between a rat and a myna, this creature was thought to be long extinct. Scurrying through the undergrowth it feeds on insects and roots and is so seldom seen. Don't miss this opportunity to buy this amazing creature. Newly mounted on a piece of backbone and would be a great addition to collectors of fantasy or gothic artifacts.'