•About this critter•
The Shovel Face Oscar - [Fearsome Critter 1925.] Cryptid stickers
This amphibious oddity lurks at the bottom of sandy shallow inland lakes, where it digs nests for mother bass to spawn in using its face as a shovel – it gets its name from the person who discovered it: Oscar Wicklem, an old fisherman. – Very little information about this critter was recorded.
it's unclear if the Oscar(s) have a symbiotic relationship with the bass or not, perhaps later on it helps itself to some Bass caviar? ...Perhaps they're just friendly... Regardless, in the original illustration, there seem to be multiple Oscars so despite the name, they are a species.
Sticker Art by @SamKalensky! Part of my cryptids/Fearsome critters collection of stickers, check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more! approximately 4" weather resistant.
[This Creatures News Clipping [last slide] was found in The Leader-Post in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1925 part of ArtChilds "YARNS OF THE BIG WOODS": https://www.newspapers.com/clip/65231206/1925-05-30-yarns-of-the-big-woods/]