Jaguar Griffin

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Sophie Matthews

'Most certainly, the jaguar griffin is not as proud as its lion cousins, and does not hold its head up in such a dignified manner. However, having the griffin ability to fly, and a heaviness of body, it can still attack with much fury. The impact of its crushing dive can only be avoided by an unexpected change of direction by its prey at the last second. The nest sites of this remarkable creature, once thought extinct, are well hidden in the most dense parts of the jungle, often found inside an impenetrable tangle of vines. Locals, having superstitious beliefs of the properties of its feathers, take much trouble to track down these sites, and raid the nests. While a young griffin, or even an adult, could fetch a high price at any market, the most practised custom is for the locals to only take a few feathers, and never the egg. This is to make sure the parent griffin doesn't return to find something strange, and abandon the area. By keeping the griffin at one nest site, the local people are able to have a realiable source of feathers. The Jaguar Griffin doesn't often prey on people; only in times of need. It thrives by picking off animals that are alone, sick, or linger behind the rest of the herd. It stands at around five and a half feet from its feet to the top of its skull, and despite being less kingly than some of its other relatives, is considered a prized and beautiful hidden beast of the jungle.'

Published More than a year ago

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