Meet Khokhulya (before it meets you, in your worst nightmares) – the new environmental mascot of the Ministry of Environemnt of the Kaluga region, Russia. This creepy creature appears at exhibitions, children’s events and in the streets of the region. The mascot promotes careful attitude to the nature while looking like something that came out of a fever dream.
Khokhulya is supposed to be an oversized and anthropomorphized Russian desman – a semi-aquatic mole species similar in size and lifestyle to the common muskrat. Should you find yourself wandering the highways and byways in Kaluga region, keep an eye out for Khokhulya, and keep your other eye on your radiation monitor, because there’s no way this nightmare-inducing creature haven’t crawled out from some radioactive waste dump.