[James Gillray. The Republican Rattle Snake fascinating the Bedford Squirrel. Via]
[Creatures of Jabberwocky. Via]
[Richard Dighton. Absolute Wisdom or Queens Owl Taken from a Wood. Via]
[Decorative roman-like trophy, XVIIth century, "grotesque à l'antique", painted on a wall, detail, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, France. Via]
[Georgian-era (1824) Mermaid, a fake made up of various body parts from other animals. Via]
Yes, the blog is snowing. Yes, it is totally un-Australian. I like it. I like it so much I might leave it for the whole of next year.