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Lepugnomus gerundensis by AlvaroFuegoFatuo Lepugnomus gerundensis by AlvaroFuegoFatuo
The Gnome of Girona refers to a case occured in September 1989 in Girona (Spain), in the road between Banyoles and Olot, where a strange animal was allegedly caught alive by local hikers, although it died within the following 24 hours.

The body was studied both by biologists as parapsychologists without reaching a clear conclusion, since opinions between them were quite opposite. Finally the creature was sent for analysis to the United States, where its track was lost.

The case caught the attention of the media and aroused excitement and controversy, but today few remember it. More information in:

[link] (in Spanish)

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El llamado Gnomo de Gerona hace referencia a un caso acontecido en septiembre de 1989 en Gerona, entre los municipios de Banyoles y Olot, donde un extraño animal fue supuestamente capturado vivo por unos excursionistas locales, para morir a las 24 horas.

El cuerpo fue entregado y estudiado tanto por biólogos y médicos como por parapsicólogos, sin llegar a una conclusión clara, pues las opiniones entre unos y otros eran bastante dispares. Finalmente la criatura fue enviada a analizar a Estados Unidos, donde se le perdió la pista.

En su momento el caso despertó el interés de los medios de comunicación y despertó bastante expectación y polémica, aunque a día de hoy pocos lo recuerdan.

Más información en: [link]
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The suggester said: Lepugnomus gerundensis by ~AlvaroFuegoFatuo is beautiful and wonderfully odd. ( Suggested by rgyoung and Featured by Astralseed )
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oscarelruso Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
el gnomo de gerona? yo soy de olot
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sí, es una leyenda urbana de un bicho que encontraron en 1988, si no recuerdo mal. Quizá la conozcas :)

Parece ser que al final sólo era un feto abortado de vaca, pero he querido reinterpretarlo ^^
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Arcturus-90 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Escuché esa historia y a penas lo vi pensé que ese relato fue tu inspiración! Excelente trabajo otra vez!
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Jajajaja Me alegro de que lo relacionaras :D

¡Un saludo! ^^
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Arcturus-90 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Saludos tambien!
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Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda want to kill it for some reason.
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looooooooool
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Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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Gaia1390 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
It looks kinda like a mutated hairless rabbit? Its awesome, I wish I had one, its so ADORABLE!
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RebelAtoli Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Writer
That article, but in English: [link]

Regardless, good work!
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing! :D
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
WOW! Great skin texture.
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was inspired by sphynx cats when sculpting the skin ^^
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I do neither. It was discovered later that it was just a fake. The creature (which actually existed) was discovered dead, and some say it was an early cow fetus with a malforormation. It is thought that some cow had a natural abortation and expulsed it, and later someone discovered the dead body on the ground.
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DiosMaligno Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Whoah, this is pretty neat! :D
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Grinder40 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student
maravilloso!
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SkylerDucky Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks so life-like! Great job!
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NeoWolfgang Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Artist
beautiful piece wich material did you use to make it :o Im just curios you arte really awesome
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I hand sculpted it from polymer clay :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Very interesting.
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AshGUTZ Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
The tracks being lost in the US does not surprise me. I love your sculpture.
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Excellent sculpture! 7@=e
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AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's so...Weird looking..Like a sphinx cat. X3
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I used sphynx cats as a reference when sculpting its skin ^^
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AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
That exsplanes it then. :3
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AntoineJenkins Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one of these
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DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I like yours better than the one in the jar.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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executioner-ed Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats on the dd! what strange and wondrous beings inhabit the multiverse.
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Monecranestpourri Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Huh ... What?
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LisaToms Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Felicidades por la DD! :)
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias, Lisa! :D
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Tiber5z Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
It looks like a rabbit with a tumor. ;p
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not only a rabbit with a tumor but a greenish, furless rabbit with a tumor! Lol
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LAmadou Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please be mine ! :eyepopping:
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I will have to consider making some babies of this creature for adoption! LOL
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AlexandersMantids Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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FortHouse Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovelovelovelovelove
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional
exquisit work
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caminante0 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Aww... pobre bichin!! :saddummy:
Me parece muy triste y fascinante la historia, digo, que muriera apenas un día después de ser capturado es... como si la naturaleza te dijera que no debía pasar.
Tu escultura es asombrosa, un poco espeluznante pero tierna a la vez ¡que rara combinación! jaja
Buen trabajo y felicitaciones por la DD :aww:
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Tranquila, que más tarde se descubrió que todo indicaba que la historia original había sido un fraude. La criatura extraña se encontró, sí, pero más tarde se supo que ya estaba muerta cuando la recogieron. Todo indica que simplemente fue un aborto natural de vaca con alguna malformación. El animal expulsó el feto en el campo y alguien lo encontró y se inventó la historia.

Así que tranquila, que el animalillo no estuvo enjaulado ni murió un día después de que lo apresaran :P

En lo relativo a mi escultura, ¡Muchas gracias! :D
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caminante0 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Ahhh! pues mejor entonces (se alivia) jeje
Felicitaciones de nuevo y gracias por la aclaración :hug:
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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houk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Wow!
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15sjens Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me either Doppy (Harry Potter) or Gollum/Smeagol (Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit)
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Dragon-Paragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
How ~mysterious~!

What do you think the odds are it was actually Larry King?
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A-Fashioned-Killer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Photographer
So cute :D
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PipoPowell Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I think it's adorable
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AlvaroFuegoFatuo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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