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bunyip

A creature that is an integral part of the Australian aboriginal mythology, which translates loosely as devil or evil spirit. The bunyip is said to live in swamps and waterholes in southeastern Australia; recorded descriptions—canine facies, dark fur, flippers, tail and tusks—overlap those of marine seals and sea lions which occasionally wander inland. There are neither credible photos nor dissected skeletons of the bunyip.
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Of a sort, he said, some dinosaurs, bunyips, extinct animals, dodos and thylacines.
Striking the leprechaunic chord it did, and I `toised voise at me woist.' Hope it brings a chuckle or three." Bunyips haunt the rushy spots and places where the damp requires no English bumbershoot, no brollies, nor a gamp.
John Hinkson was last seen chasing bunyips west of Thargaminda.