"'Feejee Mermaid' has become the generic term for the many fake mermaids that can be found around the world..."
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Known in Swedden, the animal's native land, as Vitrysk Strandmuddlare, this creature found on the region of Zscicvzoskaija combines the head of a baby pig, the feet of a water fowl and the tail of a squirrel. It caught the attention of general public when it was displayed the April Fools Day of 1963.