The Snow Wassett Design

by Mel Cabre Creature Designs

“There was a fearsome story told in the logging camps of the North about a creature known as the snow wasset. The snow wasset was almost forty times the size of a normal wolverine and just as angry. The creature was short, with four legs, and during the summer months, it had green fur. It lived and hibernat­ed near the Canadian cranberry marshes. Once winter arrived, the animal turned pure white, shed its appendages, and traveled south, burrowing through packed snow until it reached the areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Michigan.

As the snow wasset traveled, his body stretched. He became faster be­neath the snow. Slick and smooth, he would sneak up on his prey and yank it beneath a snowdrift before the innocent animal could detect his pres­ence. The snow wassett feasted on rabbits, grouse, possum, and badgers, but he was not opposed to larger game. Even a man would suffice if he was hungry enough. The storyteller would go on talk about men who went missing only to be found in the spring under snowdrifts because the snow wassett had pulled them under.

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