Myalla was one of the most aggressive and violent she-devils I ever worked with. Her nose was busted up from fights with other devils. To pick her up usually meant losing some blood as she would scretch and try to bite.
But devils are smart and so I worked with her giving her little strips of meat every time she let me cuddle her. Soon I had her running up to me wanting cuddles from me.
She got so friendly I let her lick my face and neck.
we formed a bond and at Cradle Mountain were I work for a while I rested in her den in the straw, I dosed off only to be awoken by screams as she chased off other devils, she didn’t want to share her human.
She got sick and so I took her to the vet, she didn’t like being in the pet box so I cuddled her, other pet owners kept well away from me.
Most devils only live till 5-6 years of age, Myalla lived until 8.
drawn in ink and pencil