Jerome’s Journal: Bunyip — Page 2
An NFT Encyclopedia of Cryptids and Other Mythical Creatures
The Bunyip, the Cryptid I have been blessed to share my life with. My Cryptid partner is a Bunyip named Bunny.
Bunyips are an ancient Cryptid, living alongside the Mermaid cultures, known as the Protectors of the Sea Temple. Their lifespans are somewhere between 700 years and 2000 years according to scripture found in the Temple, but how accurate that is, I’m not sure.
They walk on land with all fours, and have retractable webbed feet attached to their claws. Their tails resemble that of a Humpback Whale, which has the power to crush stones.
Adult male Bunyips can grow up to 16 feet long from snout to tail, and can weigh up to 1000 pounds. Their skin feels rough, yet perfect for swimming through the water. Their blueish-green tinge with a dark gray underneath allows them to swim through dark waters without being noticed by their prey before leaping out of the water. Their diet includes mostly fish, with the occasional taste for land mammals.
Bunyips can be found near isolated islands, allowing them to hunt on land and in water.
They have a dark green mane that resembles that of seaweed, but is fluffier on the touch, and allows them to absorb oxygen and breathe underwater.
Bright lights can distract Bunyips, and they can spend hours trying to catch the light.
- A Bunyip guarded the island in Danathon James’ short film, Sons of a Beach. It was also given the name Bunny.
*For more information on the NFT project, go to Jerome’s Journal: An Encyclopedia of Cryptids and Other Mythical Creatures
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