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Terror Pig by salpfish1 Terror Pig by salpfish1
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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9Weegee Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Elephant pig
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inkdoodler Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
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.
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Midiaou Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly fascinating idea
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!:D (Big Grin) 
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kamarodu21 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
That's terrifying, but it's a really great way of evolution.
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
I love this idea so much! :D
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:D (Big Grin) 
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
You are most welcome!
It’s always a treat to see a new upload from you :)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's a hooter and a half, isn't it :D
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep!:D (Big Grin) 
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
s n o o t
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
s n o o t
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
s n o o t
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InkGink Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah Ashamed 
I hope you expand on some different species :D
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:D (Big Grin) 
I will if you want, this could become a pretty diverse group.
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BassoeG Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that would be interesting. Would let it attack larger prey.
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BassoeG Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Hornet Hogs"
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InkGink Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah sure! I cant wait to see all the cool things you come up with! :D
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Michael2K17 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Nice.
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:D (Big Grin) 
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Michael2K17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
No problem.
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this would be horrifying :D
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially if you're a squirrel. 
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
something tells me these squirrels are pretty different as well :p
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salpfish1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Some are, but a lot would stay the same.
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AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Imagine one of these things sneezing.......
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