The Tatzelwurm (German for "worm with claws") is said to dwell in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. It is reputedly a mountain-dwelling dragon with a catlike head and spiked ridges along its back. The creature supposedly has a seven foot long light-colored cylindrical body with four legs. These legs are said to end in three protruding toes. Tatzelwurms have wide mouths with very sharp teeth. Accounts state that if the Tatzelwurm does not flee as soon as it realizes it has been seen, the creature launches a snorting, whistling, biting, flying attack on the observer.