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Terror Pig

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The terror pigs are descended from North American boars, and lives 45 million years in the future. The most important change is the snout, which can pop out to catch small animals. The "jaws" on the end of it are really made from the cartilage disc on the end of their nose and some keratin. This trunk pops out of its head surprisingly quickly, being stored in a skin flap when not extended. Because of this adaptation, however, they can not use their nose for breathing. Instead, an adaptation to the sinuses allows them to breathe through holes next to their eyes. They are usually ambush predators, covering up their scent using decomposing vegetation. They are often omnivores when they can't find much prey. They hide in bushes or thick forest where they are hard to see, making temporary hollow areas so they can fit. Some have one of their nails on each hoof curved up into a claw, giving them another way to grasp their prey. They are 0.5-1m long.
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I don't know which is more amazing: that you came up with something so preposterous, or that you actually explained it in such a believable way that I wonder why we don't already have these.
Midiaou's avatar
Truly fascinating idea
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Thank you so much!:D (Big Grin) 
kamarodu21's avatar
That's terrifying, but it's a really great way of evolution.
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I love this idea so much! :D
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You are most welcome!
It’s always a treat to see a new upload from you :)
PeteriDish's avatar
wow that's a hooter and a half, isn't it :D
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Woah Ashamed 
I hope you expand on some different species :D
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Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
I will if you want, this could become a pretty diverse group.
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I wonder if a carnivorous subspecies might develop to host symbiotic bacteria in their sinus mucus similar to komodo dragons saliva and sharpen their nose-mounted cartilaginous/keratin "jaws" into a stinger to inject them into prey?
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Yes, that would be interesting. Would let it attack larger prey.
BassoeG's avatar
"Hornet Hogs"
InkGink's avatar
Yeah sure! I cant wait to see all the cool things you come up with! :D
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this would be horrifying :D
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