This pencil drawing shows a Sand Squabbler. They belong to the Mermoid species and live in the coast waters, rivers, lakes and ponds of Stumbly Boo. Their size does not exceed a fat hamster. The faces of Sand Squabblers are almost human-like in appearance and seem to show many expressions: happiness, laughter, sadness, anger, fear and even boredom. Actually, their faces look mainly miserably, actually. They are quite ill-tempered by nature, do not like any noise and try to keep away from other creatures unless they want to eat them. And they will give you a nasty nip if you get too close for their liking.
A Sand Squabbler has a little dangly light hanging right in front of its spiky teeth. This light attracts tiny fish and if they are not fast enough, the Sand Squabbler snatches them for dinner. However, they are not the best at catching fish and are hungry most of the time. That is probably why they look so grumpy.
All mermoids seem to live just as comfortably on land as in the water. In good weather I often spotted them basking in the sun on river banks and shorelines. This is one of their favourite past times. It seems to intensify and shade the colours of their fins. I have come across two types of mermoids– ones with fins on the sides and ones with arms. I actually observed them using their arms to crawl ashore.
Do you like the Sand Squabbler?
You can order your own print or purchase the original pencil drawing of a Sand Squabbler today. The artwork comes matted in a black frame and is ready to hang. Are you interested in reading more about the other fantastic creatures of Stumbly-Boo? Then meet the Plummet or the other Mermoids…