This post is dedicated to an animal that only has the frightening name! For who believe that the character Taz of Looney Tunes was invented, there is the inspiration. It is the Tasmanian Devil, an animal that has nothing frightening and lives in the state of Tasmania, Australia.
Like the Taz, the Tasmanian Devil eat of all! Fish, birds, frogs, reptiles, mammals and even insects. But don't worry, it don't attack humans, unless it feel threatened. Moreover, when bred in captivity, the Tasmanian Devils become very docile.
You must be asking: why these creatures so cute have the name "devil"? It is because long ago, when European settlers arrived in Tasmania, they heard terrifying noises that came from forests. Then, they gave the name to those animals of "devil". Later they discovered that they are very pleasant.
You can check this in the video below.
Visit also the site of the Boomajaril, a private rainforest property in the North West of Tasmania that protects these animals: