Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Krampus?

As if I thought we hadn't seen enouogh weirdness out of Europe in the form of strange Cryptids.

Austrian children have been living in fear of the Krampus, a strangely annual beast, for centuries. These shaggy beasts live in the Austrian Alps and coordinate with Santa Claus in order to punish -- even feast upon! -- those kids ending up on the infamous Naughty List.

Here's the legend:

But here's the really strange thing. Once a year, these intelligent beasts come down from their mountain fastness and parade through the streets in order to scare the beejeezus out of the local tykes and put them back in line!

Proof of the Krampus:

It looks like there are different varieties of Krampus. Or maybe this clan of Krampus simply do more body grooming:

What do you think? Shotguns with slugs for these?

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