Going back to the always fun “fearsome creatures” of lumberjack lore for this one! Gumberoo’s are large mostly hairless bear like beasts that live in the American Pacific Northwest (they have prominent eyebrows and wispy beards). Rarely seen and famed for its toughness and voracious appetite. The Gumberoo is covered in a thick rubbery hide that will send a charging elk back on his rump and return a bullet directly between the eyes of the shooter (also it’s noted that it is impervious to angry hornets)!
Now you may think to yourself, hey… tough and woodsy… nearly impenetrable… being a Gumberoo doesnt sound all bad… but you forget their one very important weakness… they are incredibly flammable and the slightest spark will cause them to explode without warning. Offering an explanation for both the rarity of said animals and reason for the loud reports and the smell of burning rubber that often accompanies forest fires in the region.
Our Judge this week is the Portland version of Scotty Jasinski! Longtime contributor to the site and member of team Sneurat. He’s judged for us before, but never with what I would assume is the thoroughly altered worldview one develops when immersed in spores, pine pollen and moisture on a daily basis! For those of you who don’t know him, here’s a collection of his contributions. And those of us who who do, will just wish him continued luck in his new surroundings, and remind him to draw more!