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Offline Dake

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New Creature: Liktop
« on: March 11, 2006, 06:15:38 am »
This is the tallest mamal on the planet at a good 14 ft or more, the Liktop spends its days in thick foresty areas with trees that have soft leaves. They use thier tongue to wrap around leaves and pull them into thier mouths by the bundles. very slow and docile creatures, they barely even notice the world below them, always moving form tree to tree to feed, or nap. The color of thier fur matches that of the thin trees they eat from. therefore they dont have many predators that can notice them while they stand for long periods for time. Alos lilke horses these guys sleep standing up, and if ever one was to lay down, it would have a hard time getting up, and most likely would be attacked being that laying down they apear as a smaller creature.
They migrate once a year to mate, and only have one offspring. the migration to the breeding grounds takes months to get to at thier speed. The horns on thier backs change color and are purely for attracting mates. Females lack these horns.
Once in awhile during feeding a liktop comes across families of Kowalks who reside and eat in the same type of thin trunked trees. The Kowalks are territorial and often bark and snicker at them to go away, the liktops dislike all the chatter and noise and usually move on.



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Re: New Creature: Liktop
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2006, 10:52:24 am »
Whoa wierdness lol
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Re: New Creature: Liktop
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2006, 11:01:09 am »
It reminds me of the silt strider in Morrowind.  The strider was an arthropod though, but the same concept applies.

My only critique of your creature is that it will take a huge amount of energy to keep its long legs warm if they have such a high surface area to volume ratio.  You might either want to put more fur or blubber on the legs or make sure it lives in a hot environment like a rainforest, where heat loss through such long legs would be an advantage.


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