…This Morning to Trinity College, where the roguish and not altogether trustworthy Captain Charles Mulligan, lately unaccountably Knighted by His Majesty, is to present to tout Dublin the fruits of his labours in the uncharted regions of the South Seas. Rumours abound of new & exotick species that Mulligan has conveyed from the many islands there; of enormous insects, talking horses, and tiny homunculi.
The publisher Motte availed me of the gist of one exhibit presented by said Capt. at the Trocadero in London; a curious creature that eats only the Cocoanuts of its tropickal home, and lacking either the brute strength or sheer weight to effect access to the soft & edible parts within, must contrive to split the shell by other means. As a well placed blow with an axe can crack open any impenetrable Nut, so does this creature use the axe-like bony occipital crest furnished it by Nature to split the shell by grasping the cocoanut fast between its paws & ramming said Nut hard upon its head. The air of these tropical isles is said to be thick with the crack of shells and the calls of triumph (or pain) of these strange animals.
Don't let their big sparky eyes and cute yellow fur fool you , these critters tend to be really aggressive when approached . These guys spend all day munching on coconuts. If the husk is still green , they will chew on it till they get to the nut , which they then easily break using their strong jaws and teeth , drink the water and scrape ,then eat the coconut meat.They easily climb coconut trees and then use their upper arms to twist the coconut until it becomes loose and falls down .
Concept: Red Spotted Snapper Jaw The illustration above was created by Jonathan Andrews after his trek through the Endless Isles of Croatia IV. The illustration came with the following text:
"The isles of Croatia IV are full of interestingly Earth-like plant life. The islands are covered in palm-like plants with seeds exactly like coconuts. This is strange indeed. But just as strange are the creatures, the monstrous titans of the islands. The name of these titans are the Red Spotted Snapper Jaws. They are like all of the Snapper Jaws in that they have an upper mandible, solid forelimbs, and two sets of thin pointed hind legs. The Red Spotted Snapper Jaws are unique in their purely coconut diet. Their eating style is shown in the picture attached. The reason they can shoot the juices from their tubes is to feed their young, who would not be able to digest the husks. They seem to be able to swim as well though I've never seen one attempt it, I wonder if the tubes are helpful in any way. I will send a new letter when I find out."
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Concept: The Rocky-Rumped Pengrack The Rocky-rumped pengrack is quite strong and agile despite its stout appearance. This amusing hog-sized creature uses its specialized middle finger to slice low hanging coconuts from their stalks. After pressing the nut slightly into the sand or soil, and walking around the nut several times, the pengrack turns its stoney posterior toward the nut and sits on it repeatedly in a most determined way until the nut cracks. The pengrack then uses its long curved incisors to efficiently remove the meat from the crunched coconut. In areas where the pengrack is common, local children can sometimes be seen selling husked coconuts to tourists who wish to observe the creature's antics.
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Concept: Nut Breaker The Nut Breaker received its name from its peculiar way of cracking coconuts. While using its thick tail to help it climb coconut trees, it is also used by males as a sign of verility and dominance (the larger the tail, the better). This little animal is very defensive about the area which it occupies because of the scarcity of coconuts in which it lives. Speculations about its origins have been mentioned in books but no one seems to agree in the background of this animal. A group of western activists claim that its facial expresions resemble those of human beings too closely to ignore and that its mannerisms while eating mirror the ones of the humans that inhabit that region. There is a constant fight between religious figures and activists claiming the origins of this animal and its total extermination has been attempted in the past[/QUOTE]
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Artist:Lege1 ConceptTropical Coconut Cruncher
The Coconut Cruncher is a species of crustacean and was once a water animal that has now migrated and adapted to live on land. The creatures have been stranded on an unknown group of islands somewhere by the Galopagos Archipelago and have nothing else to feed on but cococuts. These creatures have evolved into highly skilled coconut hunters and feasters.The Coconut Cruncher foreges by easily scaling trees with its frog, and monkey like hind limbs. It uses it's tail, which has a claw like gripping device, to pluck the survival seeds from the trees of life. The Coconut Cruncher makes its way back down the tree with ease and proceeds to use it's claw like hands to open the coconuts. The Coconut Crusher has two claws, a larger one for doing the actual crushing if it already did not use the tail device, and another smaller claw is used for scavenging and picking up pieces. The Coconut Cruncher also has a perfect armormed body for dealing with the rugged beach terrain, strong flat teeth for further coconut crushing and grinding up food like a cow. The Coconut Cruncher can also use it's tail as a weapon by using it as a club when holding a coconut inside. The male Coconut Crunchers have ramming horns on the front of their head that they use in combat when competeing for female species during mating season which is everyother month.
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I saw these creatures on the Tahrkat's Gladiators Arena. They are damn good shooters...I saw like one of these animals has crush a slave head with some strange ammunition....this was really..fantastic view ..buehehehee...
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Coconnoneers are territorial creatures living in the close of the ocean and sea waters. Usually one male has few females and huge piece of the beach where he can find some food. They eat small fishes and seaweed, but their favorite meal are coconuts. They crash them on tree trunks or stones, but they can use them also for protection. They launch them lwith huge speed......
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Concept: Chopper The Chopper is a species of a squirrel that long ago drifted on a fallen tree to a tropical island. It had to adapt in order to survive and over the ages it evolved to be able to feast on the only kind of nuts around and fight aggressive predators.
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These guys love climbing up the coconut tres and prising off coconuts with their antlers making them drop to the sandy floors below. They eat the coconuts is its entirety, crunching through the hard shells with their powerful snapping jaws and bone like beeks leaving nothing before heading but to the cool waters of the ocean.
The Cabana Sloth, wich lives in the caribbean, is the most slow-moving animal in the world. It eats only coconuts, which it crushes with its massive jaws. They can be seen hanging in palm trees or sitting on the beach, but never actually moving; they supposedly deceive predators by mimicking a stuffed flokati rug.
The Bermuda Sand Bear is a mammal that lives in the areas surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. It crushes coconuts to feed it's young, but it is omnivorous and also eats crabs and small fish. It is able to climb trees to reach the coconuts. This is how the young are fed until they have the strength to climb and break their own coconuts.