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Tyrannus jabberwocky

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And as in uffish thought he stood, the Jabberwock, with eyes aflame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, and burbled as it came;
Beware the Jabberwock, my son, the jaws that bite, the claws that catch,
Beware the Jubjub Bird and shun the Frumious Bandersnatch.
Lewis Carrol’s Poem ‘Jabberwocky’

The top predator of Odin’s surface, few creatures stand a chance when faced with the Jabberwock, which stands at almost seven meters tall and armed with paraglossae that are tipped with wickedly curved claws.  These claws allow them to attack and wound prey that would be too large for any other predator to take on.  These animals wander through the forest, their slow, graceful gait being easily mistaken for Ignivirgas or Tulgey species swaying in the wind.  The sensitive taste-pads and vibrissae on their toes and ankles, along with excellent hearing and better vision than most surface-dwellers, allow them to track their prey over large distances.  Unlike other Tantibide species, Jabberwocks do not gather to mate (so keep their full reproductive display appendage year-round), but instead take advantage of any chance encounters with others of their kind.

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SonicCaleritas's avatar
neat it looks like a spider but I'm having a hard time imagining it killing large prey the paraglossae look thin
Glacial23's avatar
I can just imagine seeing one of these swaying gently to a breeze as it wanders through a rainforest, making almost no sound, so elegant and graceful yet so deadly. A beautiful creature :) .
But 7 metres! That's bloody big!
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PeteriDish's avatar
this looks so cool! :D