A fanghen (pronounced fān-ghen) is a 1' tall, flightless carnivore festooned in both bright feathers and scales. They are equally at home on land or in fresh water. Fanghens typically hunt small prey, but large broods will attack creatures many time their size.
Despite their nasty dispositions, fanghens and their highly nutritious eggs are staple food sources in many settlements. Domestic fanghens are often allowed to roam free, so as to keep gardens, fields, and dwellings free of vermin. Young children who fancy all their digits learn to stay away from them, however.