Wednesday, June 13, 2007

NZ Dare 23

Here is my entry for the NZ Dare 23.

Introducing....


The Lesser Footed Satin-Eared Sniffler (Zaitunauris micropedia)

Note: Not to be confused with the Greater Footed Satin-Eared Sniffler Taringa megapedia which is an entirely different genus.

Characteristics

1. A terrestrial species inhabiting wooded areas abundant with rotting vegetation (.e.g. The Tulgy Wood).
2. Possesses a velvety exoskeleton with 4 unsegmented appendages.
3. A tubular proboscis is used to seek small insects and grubs under logs and leaves.
4. A discus shaped body and sensitive spotted cilia on it's back enable it to find suitable crevices to hide from predators.
5. Will do tricks for chocolate.

DS kept saying, "What's that? What you making?" while this critter was created. Took most of the day too... I hope he's a lucky critter!

13 comments:

  1. OMG, that is so extremely cool, love how you have gone for a '3D' character, rather than the '2sided stuffed together one', well done.

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  2. OMG that is completely and utterly adorable!!!! Make me one?!?!?!

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  3. this is great Penny. I love it!

    Hey I can do tricks for chocolate too! LOL

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  4. Very good - perfect for Tulgy Woods - does it burble?? :)

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  5. That is the cutest critter ever! :) Love that you gave it *shape* and personality.

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  6. That is so cool! I also like your skirt and matching dress; and yes - attitude is so important

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  7. I think he's a winner! ANd I LOVE the description (that's gotta be better than anything anyone else can dream up!)

    Fantastic!

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  8. this is soooooo adorable Penny - once again I'm jealous of your sewing skills!

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  9. What a very cute critter... hope he's lucky for you!
    I am still LMAO about your comment about DH looking like his belly needs rubbing! LOL, wouldn't he just?!!
    Yes, turned out a stunning day.

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  10. I just love it Penny, it is sooo cute!!!

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  11. so cute! i love it. hope he's a winner.
    beware the jub-jub birds. ;)

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  12. That's just so neat!!! Love the write up too - just great!

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  13. Love it penny! Love the 'scientific name' too!

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