You can see in this shot that his body and tail are hollow.

Since the width of the clay pieces he's made of vary considerably in thickness, and his body is an enclosed space, he had to be wrapped in plastic and slowly dried over several months to avoid cracking. However, after surviving the drying, I put him on my mantle without firing him, and someone cleaning the mantle bumped him, taking off his legs & tail.

C'est la vie.