The tatzel wurm is thought to be nothing more than a tale. Quite a while ago, a pig in germany was seen being attacked by the creature in the photo.
From then on, i have not found any reports of sightings of the wurm. What happened to it?
the most credible reports of the tatzelwyrm describe it as a burrowing, or cave dwelling, nocturnal lizard, or perhaps a large salamander. Usually
reported with two short front legs. According to legend, it is very fierce, but all of the credible reports describe a small, elusive lizard-like
creature that disappears down a hole. Probably does not eat pigs, if it exists.....
Ths slowworm[aka stollenwurm], a legless lizard, is the most likely candidate for the tatzelwyrm. They can grow to about 5' long.
the only photo of the TW I have ever seen was in B> Hellvaman's classic cryptozoological text. Unfortunately, it looks like a hoax photo, even BH
Theres a book called dragons:a natural history that has a bit of info on the TW. It was supposedly capable of jumping great distances. in 1954 there
was a TW sighting near Palermo, Italy. It is about 4-5 feet long and has a passing remblance to something called a lindorm. Thats all the info i have
I've never even heard of it before. I would think it was probably a large snake. As someone here already said. I do believe that after the Crusades a
Crocodile or two were brought back and when one of them escaped the peasants thought it was a dragon and it was recorded as such.
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