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In Alpine folklore, the Tatzelwurm is a stubby, lizard-like creature. It takes the appearance of a cat with the hind end of a serpent, with no hind legs.[1] Narratives about the creature can be found in several areas of Europe, including the Austrian, Bavarian, Italian and Swiss Alps. It has several regional names, including Stollenwurm, Springwurm, Arassas, Bergstutzen, and Praatzelwurm.


  1. ^ Eberhart, George (2002). Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology. ABC-CLIO. p. 538. ISBN 1576072835. 

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