Let’s face it: aardvarks are funny-looking. A cross between an armadillo (Texas speed bumps) and an anteater (my alma mater’s mascot – Zot!) (U.C. Irvine, silly!), they aren’t the most attractive of beasts.
So of course, Rachel and I had to use them as the basis for our fantasy animal, a truffle.
What’s a truffle?
Glad you asked! It’s a cross between an aardvark and a cocker spaniel.
And they’re featured in our novel, EMERALD FIRE! Ha! Betcha didn’t think I was going to manage to segue that into something, huh?