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If you should ever be so fortunate as to see a Bat-Eared Sap Dragon, it will be in a forest in the realm of Faerie. However, you will likely never see one -- not only because it is difficult for humans to enter Faerie, but also because the dragon's enormous hairy ears will alert him that a large potential predator is approaching long before you come near. Were you to somehow catch up with him, he would launch mildly poisonous barbs from his tasseled tail. Depending on where the barbs landed, you would either be temporarily paralyzed or having a deep philosophical conversation with your feet.
Most of the time, this little fairy dragon is happily lapping sap from a tree that he has pierced with his vampiric fangs after he's ripped away a section of bark with his claws.
Now, one might think that the Bat-Eared Sap Dragon is a terrible pest in Faerie, and a particular enemy of dryads. Quite the contrary! For when he bites a tree, he injects a substance that protects the tree from most diseases and parasites. Because of this symbiotic relationship, the Bat-Eared Sap Dragon is sometimes called Dryad's Familiar.
Polymer clay and mixed media sculpture on a driftwood base. #2 in my Fairy Dragon sculpture series.
Sculpted actual size. Bat-Eared Sap Dragons are really that small! The total size including dragon and base is 9.5" (24 cm) long, 2.5" (6.25 cm) wide, 4.25" (11 cm) tall.