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The Tatzelwurm is a worm-like cryptid, reported to live in the several areas of Europe, including the Austria, Bavaria and Switzerland Alps. In some circles, it is classified as a variety of lesser dragon.
It is known by several names in different regions.
Stollenworm (Tunnel Worm)
Bergstutzen (Mountain Stump)
Springwurm (Jumping Worm)
Arassas (French Alps).
Reports indicate that the creature has a snake-like body between 2 and 6 feet in length, with two clawed front legs, but no hind legs. Local folklore holds that the Tatzelwurm is able to defend itself by expelling poisonous fumes that are capable of killing a human.
One claimed photograph of the Tatzelwurm exists, it was taken in 1934 by Swiss photographer named Balkin who took a photo of what he thought was a very peculiar log. When the camera flashed, the "log" darted away.