North American - A huge ox. This animal was the companion of Paul Bunyan, hero of a modern American myth. It was white at birth but turned blue during a particular winter when blue snow fell. Babe could eat bales of hay, including the baling wire, and was said to be very fond of hot-cakes. He was so heavy that his hooves sank into solid rock and lakes formed in his hoofprints. He was reputed to have pulled a river (or a road) straight, scooped out Puget Sound by hauling a glacier and pulled dry oil wells out of the ground. Babe caused his own death by swallowing a batch of hot-cakes - including the stove. Some say that the Black Hills were piled up over his grave. At times, called Babe.

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