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Fantastic Beast Profile: Bunyip

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Amphibia

Order: Urodela

Genus: Cryptobranchus

Species: Cryptobranchus Bunyip

Height: 0.71 meters

Length: 1.98 meters

Weight: 88.72 kg

Point Total to Slay: 16 points


Found in Australia and New Zealand, the Bunyip – which roughly translates to “water devil” is a giant nocturnal, carnivorous amphibian that lives in or near lakes, rivers and swamps. They typically hunt in packs of up to 8 or 10 Bunyip to take down large prey such as horses, camels, emu, kangaroos and crocodiles. Many Australian fisherman have reported sightings or attacks by these creatures in the early morning and late evening hours.

When confronted, the Bunyip will use its sharp teeth and powerful jaws as its primary weapons. Additionally, the Bunyip has powerful, frog-like hind legs that allow it to leap distances of up to 9.25 meters. Fortunately, as cold-blooded amphibians, they tend to tire easily and have relatively poor eyesight out of the water and especially in bright daylight.

Hunting the Bunyip:

This creature’s vitals are conveniently located toward its exact center mass.

If you do happen to engage and slay the Bunyip, please use caution when handling the carcass and removing arrows. The Bunyip’s skin is known to secrete a thin layer of slime that can cause hallucinatory effects should it get into a person’s eyes, nose or mouth.

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