Sunday, June 25, 2017

Magical Animal Alphabet: Jaculus

Jaculus is a small serpent or dragon, that is also known somtimes as javelin snake.
In Greek mythology, it is said to spring out at its victims, like a javelin, from its hiding places in trees. This is similar to an actual little snake in Madagascar, the fandrefiala.

Jaculus is also the genus of a rodent, the jerboa! So I had to do a quick watercolor sketch for it, as well.

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