Brewfest 2009 has just started throughout Azeroth and it's good news for vanity pet collectors because it awards us with another easy-to-obtain pet. If you haven't already gotten it in previous years, the pet is the Wolpertinger.
There's an easy quest that you can pick up at the Brewfest grounds. Unfortunately I can't seem to locate the exact NPC that hands out the quest but you can't miss the big yellow exclamation marks. You will be handed a net that you have to use to trap 5 wild Wolpertingers. The caveat here is that you can only see them if you're very drunk, or alternately, wearing the Synthebrew Goggles that you can get from a nearby NPC (again, I forget which, apologies for that :)
Those pesky Wolpertingers are small, almost like rabbits and they hop around quickly so they may be hard to target, especially with all the people in the area. Here's how to target them easily. Set the net on a hotkey and keep pressing the TAB key until you have targeted a Wolpertinger. Since they act like a neutral mob rather than a critter, TAB-targeting will work. Then press your hotkey.
After turning in the quest you will receive both an achievement and the pet itself. I have to admit, this is one of the more interesting vanity pets in WoW.
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