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Crustavian Barnagoose by Monster-Man-08 Crustavian Barnagoose by Monster-Man-08
Once upon a time, it was believed that the barnacle goose and goose barnacle were one and the same animal. The geese were never seen to actually breed, and the barnacles looked a bit like the geese, so it was assumed the barnacles were in fact baby geese. Supposedly, trees would produce gummy goslings and then drop into the sea, where the birds would grow and develop within their shells, eating only the tree's sap. Some religious folks would use this unusual birth as a loophole allowing the geese to be eaten when they normally would be forbidden.
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sack-back Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Awesome!
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Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
A goose-shaped barnacle is actually an idea I've been thinking about for a while. Awesome drawing!
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Wittle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Flying Barnicle?Hell yeah!!! and what does it mean print available? is it in a book of sorts
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Sakitaro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I did hear something along the lines of geese coming from trees, but barnacles? that's really interesting! 
You always come up with the best concepts for monsters.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, it was the other way around: Irish monks wrote to the Vatican if it was permissible to eat "goose barnacles" during Lent.  The translation got garbled, and the official who read the letter thought they were talking about barnacle geese, and turned down the request.  And the decision still stands today that it is forbidden to eat barnacles during Lent because they're poultry.
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Eventua Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
That's hilarious and awesome, and the art is a really creative and skillful interpretation of the idea.
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