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Tatzelwurms, also known as stollerwurms, are serpentine reptiles reported in the Swiss Alps. Sometimes called a 'worm with feet', they are usually described with elongated bodies, anywhere from two to six legs, and sometimes a cat-like face.

Names Edit

The word tatzelwurm is German for "worm with paws[1]", and has become the most popular name for the animals in English. Other German-derived names include stollerwurm and stollwurm ("tunnel worm"), bergstutzen ("mountain stump"), and springwurm ("jumping worm").[2]

References Edit

  1. Wiktionary contributors. "Tatze", Wiktionary, the Free Dictionary (25 May 2017).
  2. Heuvelmans, Bernard. On the Track of Unknown Animals, Kegan Paul International (1995). Pg 10-17.