That idea of looking and smelling like a corpse is a great idea to draw in their food source, especially since they don't seem too picky about what they eat. Typical adventurers may stumble upon them by their insatiable curiosity.
"What's that smell?"
"Smells like death."
Looking at each other and nodding emphatically, "Lets go check it out...." Go to Comment
Ah, my thoughts went first to RuneQuest walktapuses and then to Half-Life. Luckily the Walktapus comparison was banished by further reading, but the Half Life one remained. This sounds like something that could be met with in Ravenholm. I like it: A scary monster for those fall horror sessions =) Go to Comment