what is a wolpertinger?

Apparently it is a Bavarian cousin of the the familar American jackalope, adding to the body of a hare (or jackrabbit) and the antlers of a deer, the wings of a pheasant.  Also, they sometimes have fangs.  Like the jackalope, the wolpertinger is often depicted in taxidermy mashup sculptures which are sold to tourists and used to decorate bars and taverns.

All the jackalopes I know are jealous as heck of this elegant portrait, dating the wolpertinger back to the studio of Durer himself.  17669_1_800European cousins always seem so classy.

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