Australia’s desert werewolf, the Irrinja are sometimes referred to as a devil-dog or devil-dingo.
Their primary habitat is among sand dunes and desert, where they keep to their own and have little contact with witches and wizards.
They are known to travel through sandstorms, some believe they even manifest them with some of their own forms of magic. While very little is known about Irrinja, it is also believed they live beneath the sand.
Irrinja has the shape of a man who at the coming of a sandstorm, would lay down and let the sand cover him. When the storm is over, at the cry of the butcher bird, the dune would part. He would emerge with a bristle muzzle, lolloing tongue, and a fanged jaw, hungry for flesh.