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Here's my photo of wood Elfs? Pixies?..Dryads/Oreides,Gnomes,Dwarves or Nature Imps what ever you wish to call them..
Yes they do really exist see my photo above..
I marked the things that moved,some arent distinguishable these are Dryads where as others in this image I caught are the wood Elf's or Marsh Imp's ..
'The Archer' Nature Imp [see his bow in hand and arrows he's carrying over his shoulder and 'The Sorcerer' Nature Imp [see his long robes and his tall hat & staff or walking stick he's holding ]... I've circled them both,...
Yes come to think of it they do stink to, I can only describe this putrid smell to be like that of swamp bog or rotting foliage mixed with muddy stagnant water,its yuck,makes you want to wretch,you think its just cos your in the woods,but maybe this is their defense smell to ward off animals if they get too close and scare them,or to chase them,I don't know,well they do live outside in the forests and gardens after all don't they,bound to be prey to the wild bores hawks,Possom & the like...I've witnessed them to grow up to a height of about 67cm [26inch] tall at least,rather large really tall as like a normal cat....
They do move very fast though,and often you only see a flicker movement in the grass via peripheral vision and by the time you look or your eyes focus on the area they are gone,so you pass it off as just the wind or a bird or rats ,mice or a lizard or insect scurrying off in the undergrowth or something like that even,as they camouflage themselves very well with their clothing,that can kinda looks like flax or grasses woven together,and they use twigs n branches,sheep hair like made into a felt material..,plus lichen,& dried moss's etc,kinda like a bird would use to make its nest with...plus it matches in so well naturally so they can hide in the undergrowth & surrounding woodlands..
nut they are for real folks, no tall tales here they are living beings much like the elf,pixies,Fae,Imp's or even possibly small alien type dimensional entities?..IDK you decide yourself..