I love this thing. It's not often that I see something that I really love, but this did the trick.
The tail does look as if it's made from a minifig whip. If the position of the tail doesn't give it away, take a look at the end: it has the little round thing for a stud.
I may just have a use for all of those wedge shaped pieces that I got with my Prehistoric Creatures building set. Now if only I could figure out how exactly he did those wings.
"Always do what you want, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." ~ Doctor Suess