The Medieval Bestiary
Hydra /hydrus/ 10X6.1 cm
The text repeats the description by Isidor /XII.IV. 22—23/ and is close to the text of ff.l6v. and 17. The miniature pictures a crocodile swallowing a hydra, but the crocodile on the miniature largely differs from the fantastic bristled-up animal drawn on ff.75 and 16 v. where it is shown lying prone on a coloured surface, its long tail rolled in coils.