C. rex is the biggest flying creature in the skies of ANU. Also, one of the most dangerous predators. Eating anything its mouth can chew. C. rex lives in pairs on the saprophytic savannas of the Abzu Belt, where they spend most of the time laying on the ground, resting. While they can eat anything in their way, when the hunting begins, their primary prey are the Brachiocornibus immanis: after finding a group of them and selecting a prey (usually de old and sick), they do a flyby that can last for hours, piercing the target with their 'tongues' until they kill it. After the hunt, they usually stay in the spot consuming the prey until is over, waiting for a few days before starting another hunting cycle.
Oh alright... I didn’t even notice. But yeah, I reckon it’s because it’s a lot more noticeable here and because the setup looks more familiar by Terran standards... almost dinosaur-esque in a way.
Well... that’s going out in style, if you ask me
Ps. there’s a also a nice bit of parallel thinking as my earliest designs for Auroran predators actually had a very similar tongue to this for hunting. It’s really fascinating how different minds can come up with similar solutions and designs... Maybe we are all just hard-wired to think of similar things
That happens often with a lot of folks! If I can put in myself a bit of art credit, Great minds think alike
But it looks a lot better on your design so I’m happy I did not use it and risk making you scrap the idea
Hope you don’t mind me asking, but how dense is Anu’s atmosphere?
While I didn't put much thought in the specifics of it, I pictured about 30 and something at Lake Maria's level