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.