One day, in good company, i was trekking up the mountains of northern Portugal. Watching at floral richness and variety was wonderful. I found then a little treasure. A tiny piece of white tree heath root. I remembered instantly one of my lectures, where the traditional use of this type of wood for pipe making was mentioned. And i thought...'well, lets see if that is right or not'. Some days later I started carving it randomly and this strange creature came out itself. I added some little decorations, a shiny cover of varnish, and here it is.