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Rompo creature
Rompo is a mythological beast originating from the legends of India and Africa. It has a long (approx. 2-3 feet) and thin body with the front arms of a badger and rear legs of a bear, the head of a hare, human ears and horse mane. It was said this creature was nocturnal, secretive, and known to eat human corpses. It is also said to croon softly as it eats.

African locals reported that when the Rompo found a dead body, it did not immediately seize the body but would circulate it many times to make sure it was safe to approach. When the Rompo is cornered or put into a state of fright its skin will change to the colour of what it sees. Among trees and shrubs, the Rompo’s skin becomes green.

The legend of the Rompo may have been inspired from sightings of any of the Old world porcupines.

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