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Selvaks

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While Selvaks have some resemblance to their timid and weaker cousins - squirrels, they are far from cute and fluffy.

Full Description
Selvaks - carnivorous squirrels

Appearance
An adult Selvak male will reach up to 3 feet in length..not including it’s tail. And will weigh roughly 45 pounds. They are very light and surprisingly agile creatures.
An adult female reaches only 2 feet in length. Again, that does not include the length of it’s tail. Females weigh about 30 pounds.

Selvaks have large pinkish red eyes, limiting their vision in the daylight. But at night they can see more clearly than any other nocturnal animal.

Society
Selvaks are pack hunters. Often using their young as bait to draw other predators to them. The mewling of an infant Selvak is almost a perfect match for a human infant.

This draws in the Selvaks prefered food of choice: Humans.
The pack will encircle their prey and attack from all sides. Their strong and sharp front teeth can easily pierce the thickest of leather armor. After the kill, the entire pack will eat their fill of the body. The only thing left is cracked and chipped bones. Not a drop of marrow is left.
Young Selvaks, still to young to consume whole flesh, exist on a diet of the blood lapped up from the ground and marrow sucked from the bones.

Selvaks are very territorial..and some packs have been known to take down full grown bears and pick the body clean in a matter of hours.

Enviroment
Selvaks are the most at home in tropical like enviroments. Possessing a gland in their bodies to regulate heat and warmth. Some Selvak packs have been rumored to exist in snow covered forests that nestle the base of moutains.

Weakness
After consuming a large meal, the Selvaks will fall into a deep slumber which lasts for several days. So after the meal is eatten, they will return to their nests in the high canopy to sleep. They are very heavy sleepers. Only waking when the hunger gnaws at them again.

Additional Information
Selvaks have very fine and highly prized pelts. In fact a Selvak pelt is very rare… and extremely hard to get.
Their fur is very fine and a dark blue-black color.As they age, a Selvaks coat begins to turn, silvery white patches appearing upon it’s pelt.



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MoonHunter
October 29, 2005, 0:43
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Updated: Updated format by MoonHunter
Voted MoonHunter
October 29, 2005, 11:18
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Voted Zylithan
November 17, 2005, 23:25
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I like your description a lot. One question I have...I would think they would like to live near people if that's their favorite food, and hunting strategy (which could be in jungles or cold mountanous regions
Voted valadaar
March 19, 2007, 12:13
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Not a bad critter, but I have a problem with natural creatures which specialize in human prey.
A human population providing enough food for a bunch of squirrels to evolve eating them is not very likely - the group would either move away or attempt to exterminate the squirrels. Either would not provide a very stable diet. A magical creation or unique mutation I could believe.
Voted Moonlake
June 2, 2013, 20:06
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I like these creatures in a way but I also see the issues Val raised. In particular, when you mentioned that these Selvaks fall into a deep slumber after a meal, the first thing that pops into mind is that this is the perfect time for humans to go around and exterminate them. These creatures might have a chance to work, though, in a very out-of-the-way place where human inhabitants are somehow spaced a fair bit apart so that one or two missing persons might not be easily noticed by everyone.
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