Type Statue , Sculpture
A four-legged monster with single hair growing out of its forehead and a devils tail. It is seated, leaning out aggressively. It rests on a ridge tile.
A demon was said to hunt on the Lickey Hills. The demon was known as 'Harry-ca-nab'. He had a pack of devilish hounds which he kept at Halesowen (or as it used to be commonly called Hell's own). The demon rode a winged horse and hunted for boars with his hands. The Rousler is said to be a representation of one of the demon's hounds.(1)
The name 'rousler' appears to come from the Worcestershire word to 'rousle' which means to wake up.(2)
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