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Bonnacon

Imqage of the Bonnacon, reproduced from "The Book of Beasts", ISBN # 0-486-24609-4, from Dover Publishing

Description An Asian animal, like a bison, that emits noxious vapors from its rear if attacked. These vapors can cover 3 acres, and will burn trees in its path. 
 
Features Has curled horns that cannot hurt anyone.
 
Also called Bonacon, Bonasus
 
Might Actually be  Some type of Bison.
 
Described by Pliny- "There are reports of a wild animal in Paeonia called the bonasus, which has the mane of a horse, but in all other respects resembles a bull; its horns are curved back in such a manner as to be of no use for fighting, and it is said that because of this it saves itself by running away, meanwhile emitting a trail of dung that sometimes covers a distance of as much as three furlongs (3/8 of a mile), contact with which scorches pursuers like a sort of fire."
 
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