HORNED SQUIRREL BIRD

This weird looking creature depicts a fantasy species of rodent, related to the Platypus, called ‘Kerato Skiouros Poulí or Ornithosciuridae gallunus’ , also known as Horned Squirrel Bird. It is an egg laying mammal which, like the Platypus, has a bird beak and also a pair of long horns. It is supposed to have lived in New Zealand a couple of thousands of years ago.

It is about 4 inches high, decoupaged with pieces of magazine paper and varnished.

*Inside this figure there is a small pebble to give it some weight.