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Wolpertinger (wikipedia.org)
23 points by tosh on Aug 20, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments



Also the wild haggis (Haggis scoticus) which notably comes in two different sub-species - clockwise and anti-clockwise:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_haggis


That's interesting. We have something similar in France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahu



I stayed in the Dahu hotel in Morzine and had no idea that's where the name came from! :-)


Just wanted to write the same, but did not expect that this was already written, nice surprise. I stayed at le Dahu in morzine (for biking) last week and had no idea. Now their logo makes sense. Adding to the topic: I have a t-shirt with a Woipertinger, but had no idea about the “existence” of these animals until after I bought it and did some research. Since then I see stuffed ones all over the place in hotels and museums and so on (mainly in Austria).


Also see those "animals" from different parts of Germany:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elwetritsch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rasselbock


There are actual taxidermies of Wolpertinger at the Jagd und Fischereimuseum (hunting and fishing museum) in Munich.


I have one in WoW, they gave it to me for doing the brewfest quests.


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