The Velvet Worm in it’s orginal wild state can be up to three feet high and six feet long. It looks very like a giant slug, but is different in several ways. First it has a soft furry coat, velvetly and warm to the touch. Secondly, it has a poisonous bite and can spit a strong and sticky glue, which is hard to escape from before the worm, which can move as fast as a walking human, is upon it’s prey.It leaves no slime trail unless sick or injured, although when in heat the female leaves a faint meaty smell behind for males to find
In the wild state it eats most kinds of plants but will ambush a duck or even a rabbit if it can, sticking it to the ground with glue before biting and killing it.Meat is it’s favourite diet but not often eaten. Whilst it will normally avoid trouble with humans, it will fight in self defence or if it feels that it’s young are threatened.It can have up to six young at a time,which feed on plants rather then meat at this stage.
Over the thousands of years that it and humans have had a relationship together, it has been tamed in many cases and bred for different reasons. Guard worms, for example, have a black and orange fur and a tendency to spit web and bite intruders far more readly then other kinds. Most tame worms will not attack unless provoked, and to an owner who treats them well and adds plenty of meat to their diet they are totally faithful.All kinds of different furs have been seen in different breeds, and in large cities there are licensed and trusted kennels where they can be brought for a reasonable price.
When it really wants to be caressed it flipps over, grunting softly, and pulls it’s belly fur tight against it’s belly.Tickling it’s stomach makes it wriggle happily and it’s fur will change colour to a bright green, but only whilst it is being tickled,after which it regains it’s normal colour.