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Paula says - "An angry badger or the legendary chupacabra? I'm going with the latter (don't put this one next to your sheep fetish). Amazing detail - it even has a red tongue behind those gnashing teeth!"
Dime above shows scale of this carving.
What is a Fetish?
A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fish rock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.
BADGER is honored as a healing animal and as a tenacious hunter.
The Chupacabra is a legendary animal rumored to inhabit parts of the Americas. The name comes from the animal's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats and sheep.