ROUND #012 VOTING

Topic: Nocturnal Predator

Deadline for the voting: Wednesday, 11.05.2005

Posting thread (closed):
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=43232






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Dougbot:
concept: The Sundtabarry of planet Barlowenia using pings to hunt at night. It hunts along the shores of the bogs and lakes that it can be found in. It leaps at its prey, pushing it to the ground with its massive front 'paws'. Then stabs its prey with its head. Then it absorbs the meat at blood through small holes and pores on its head, and a gill like structure under its neck. Then it returns to the water during the day, floating about digesting its food. Two theories on the red head, one is that it has evolved this way due to jamming it into its prey. Another is that it's meant to blend in with the red algae found on most bogs and lakes.

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hallo:
concept: Stingrats are completely blind. As they've got no eyes, they rely on their excellent sense of hearing to hunt down prey - birds and small mammals.
When a target has been located, the Stingrat sprints towards it at high speed, piercing the unsuspecting victim with the two long horns situated on the frontside of its head.

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young_paddy1:
concept: The forest dwelling 'night angler' feeds off the nocturnal animals attracted by its bioluminescent lure at the end of its tail. Can be found in trees, dangling it's tail below itself waiting for a meal. The multiple eyes give all round as well as full spectrum vision. The lure can fully regrow in a week, because there's always something that's just too quick.

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simmi:
concept: The Svenacidus
It lives in the forests of the planet G'rogh. When night comes, it awakes in its nest and goes hunting. It seduces sleeping creatures using a strong pheromone wich is produced in the chemical sack. When the prey is in position, the Svenacidus grabs it by using tentacles with spikes. It then "melts" the creature with a strong acid substance produced in the chemical sack for easy eating and digestion. The Svenacidus has special see through eyelids. It can see in the dark and detect body heat. The Svenacidus is suspected of telepathy.

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leckronium:
concept: North Eastern Cliff Glider
This creature lives in the mountains of the North Eastern United States. Often mistaken for coyotes, the cliff glider hunts during the night feeding mostly on small animals. For those that live near the mountains, they can occasionally be seen gliding through the air and landing on their prey, catching them by surprise. Once it lands, it surrounds the animal by blocking all directions, except the front, with the weblike skin that stretches from the front leg to the back. Seeing an opening, the prey then tries to escape only to be stopped by the glider's powerful snake-like jaw.
After the kill is made the glider then returns to its nesting area usually high up in the mountains. The glider may make several glides down the mountain in a night depending on how many mouths it needs to feed. Usually they are hard to spot since these glides only last a minute or less. They dont make any vocal noises and can find their prey in the darkest of nights. Their large sensitive ears can hear the slightest sounds and they use their snake-like tongues to smell the air. Some have been known to grow up to 4ft tall.

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Rosco:
concept: Smudler
Deep in the swamplands of the Mississippi bayou lives a creature known as the Smudler. This creature is a feared nocturnal predator by all the native species, humans included. With a poisonous pinch,razor sharp teeth enhanced sense of smell, and a tail light used as bait, the Smudler can kill a species 100 times its size. The Smudler is best known for having the sweetest tasting meat and if you're every in Mississippi stop at Mama Voodoo's restaurant and have the Smudler pie... delicious.

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Oregano:
concept: Mantaman Moth Eater
The Mantaman Moth Eater is found near wetlands in deciduous and conifer forests of northern Europe and the Americas. Useful in demolishing common garden and household pests such as aphids, mosquitoes and almost all species of moth, these strangely disturbing creatures are often under appreciated. Adult Manatmen are almost twelve feet in length, greenish brown in color, with large pale eyes. Their bodies are soft, yet not delicate, with a heavier epidermis on their under-belly for grasping tree trunks and branches. Also of note are the bi-lateral abdominal spikes which they use to gain extra footing on bark.
Mantamen are attracted to where-ever their prey is to be found. Often attracted to light sources like their choice foods, moths, Mantamen have been known to terrify rural areas. However the fear is unfounded. They are completely harmless, and can actually be kepted near-by with a nightly dish of dandelion tea. While feral, they are about as intelligent as a cat, though they do not like to be touched and hate tuna.

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Carnifex:
concept: The Arbbaeto
This shy creature goes to hunt small lizards or mammals up to the size of sheep-dogs, but as its eyes are very vulnerable to intense lightning,it will only hunt at night. During daytime it tries to look like a dead tree by perching on a neutral spot,whilst it closes its eyes and puts his hands to his head. The small tail helps to keep the balance. In this stage it will not move and cannot be awakened by anything. Its natural habitat are dense forests, but due to being mistaken for a real tree it has been brought to many cities already. So should your dog or cat been missing longer than normally you may know what has happened.

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nightfend:
concept: Nightshadow
The Nightshadow is a vicious night time predator. It travels amongst the branches of trees, stalking it's prey, waiting for the opportunity to strike. It hunts prey of all sizes, including any humans that might unknowingly enter its hunting grounds at night.

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MIKECORRIERO:
concept: Nocta Brimstone
Description/Facts: These descendants of Vampires have been living in swamp and mountain regions for thousands of years. Although they are in fact living relatives of the vampire, Nocta Brimstone do not drink blood. Thier kind have developed more effective means of achieving the nutrients they need to survive. Thier differences to Vampires are in the fact that they do not transform into a human form nor do they use thier fangs to suck blood from the necks of unsuspecting victims. They use a highly accidic mucus that they sprey to wound thier prey, from glands in the back of thier throaght. This acid allows for easier digesting as thier prey starts to melt as the acid eats away at the skin and bone..creating a liquid nutrient.
Nocta Brimstone are rarely seen as most victims never live to tell the tale. They are in fact nocturnal, and sleep during the day. Thier main escape from the daylight is by using thier large hands and feet to burrow down deep into the ground, where they hibernate.
Other Information, not part of the description- I was messing around with the image by flipping it upside down and around and around.. because originally i just had him standing on ground..but I felt he was more threatening and put his wings and background family information to good use when I flipped the image..added some falling pieces of rock and dirt..some vertical pieces of grass and vines..and there u have it. I looked at various animals for the eyes and the best eyes for a nocturnal animal I found were those of a "Loris".

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Crow:
concept: A massive desert creature that sleeps during the day underneath the sand. When it feels the sand cool down, it emerges and hunts camels, humans, whatever it can find.

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mert_yavasca:
concept: CUCUQTOSAUR "CUCU"
It's relative generation with actopuses exists since the ages before history. It sleeps in sea caves in day and goes to hunting near the water surface at nights. It loves to hunt big sea animals. Sometimes it attacks divers. It doesn't eat its victim its absorbs all of its victims blood with stinged channels in its suckers. It is fed with blood. when it is full up, its main body colors red because of the blood vessels. When the small stings in its suckers stick into its victim, extend inside and start to take blood from the nearest vessel. it cannot hunt shellfish.

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Xpose:
concept: The ancient Gyle lives in the deep Jungles. The creatures have been around since the dinosaurs. They are thought to be demons by local tribes and are feared. It feeds on prey and whatever it may find on the Jungle floor at night, Including humans. Durring the day you may find them sleeping in caves. Beware of this creature! It's not one to anger or disturb.

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Gloklund:
concept: Humboltz Thresher
The Humboltz Thresher is one of nature's most deadly nocturnal predators. Using its superior sense of infra-spectra vision, the Humboltz can see a Zardanian micro rat 1500 yards away. It benefits from having large soft-padded paws for stealthy approaches, as well as providing superior traction when reaching speeds of near 60 miles an hour. At the ends of its paws are razor sharp claws, which are non-retractable and can shred flesh from bone instantly. The tail of the Humboltz is a most lethal appendage, it can slash and whip it's enemies and proves to be a great defense.

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Prehistoric:
concept: Midnight Owler
The Midnight Owler - these simian creatures have recently been discovered in the few remaining areas of deep woods in the North American continent. highly regarded by proponents of The Simmons Evolutionary Principle, which holds, quite simply, that "you are what you eat", these creatures have adapted their appearance to better hunt their prey. they lie in wait in the tall trees, usually with just their heads sticking up from the branches, making vague and hushed hooting noises, resembling owls. owls, seeing their kin, stop to examine the hunting grounds where they are easily picked off by the Midnight Owlers.

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