Yara Ma Yha Who

An illustration for a book by Capstone Press about vampires.

The yara ma yha who is an Australian Aboriginal blood-sucking beastie. It  hides in trees and jumps down on victims, wrapping its limbs around them and drawing their blood with the suctions on its hands and feet to weaken them. Then it swallows the victims whole, drinks a lot of water and falls asleep. While it is sleeping the victims are regurgitated. If the victim is still alive it can escape before the creature wakes up and starts the process all over again. The more times a victim is swallowed, the more the victim becomes another yard ma yha who.

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