Bonnacon and Boar, Northumberland Bestiary c. 1250-1250 via Getty Open Content Program
When viewing this manuscript, you might consider the following: What variety of horrible exchange is going on in this manuscript? What unseemly creature am I seeing right now?
Let’s talk about the Bonnacon:
"The bonnacon (also called the bonacon or the bonasus) is a mythical animal from Asia. It has curled horns and when startled sprays acidic dung that burns on contact with skin “like a kind of fire”. The legend may be based on a type of bison in reality.” via Wikipedia, Bonnacon
Medieval manuscripts are serious business, guys. /throwing up hands in abandon

Bonnacon and Boar, Northumberland Bestiary c. 1250-1250 via Getty Open Content Program

When viewing this manuscript, you might consider the following: What variety of horrible exchange is going on in this manuscript? What unseemly creature am I seeing right now?

Let’s talk about the Bonnacon:

"The bonnacon (also called the bonacon or the bonasus) is a mythical animal from Asia. It has curled horns and when startled sprays acidic dung that burns on contact with skin “like a kind of fire”. The legend may be based on a type of bison in reality.” via Wikipedia, Bonnacon

Medieval manuscripts are serious business, guys. /throwing up hands in abandon

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After a wonderful weekend with the parents, I’ll be back to Cambridge in the morning. Farewell, isle of coffee table books and Golden Pear coffee.

After a wonderful weekend with the parents, I’ll be back to Cambridge in the morning. Farewell, isle of coffee table books and Golden Pear coffee.

Returned from a short morning of tag sales with this stern number. Sternly.

Returned from a short morning of tag sales with this stern number. Sternly.

Adulthood achievement in the form of tiny book business cards. Better luck next time, adulthood.

Adulthood achievement in the form of tiny book business cards. Better luck next time, adulthood.