Carnivora Capensis Nov 5, 2010 22:36:11 GMT -5
Post by effrontery on Nov 5, 2010 22:36:11 GMT -5
Genus and Species: Carnivora capensis
Common Name: Rorg
Average Height: 12 inches, 24-34 inches in length
Average Weight: 30-45 pounds
Usual Pelt Colour: Varying ammounts and patterns of brown, white and black.
General Appearance: Rorgs are shin high carnivors, between two and three feet in length. They have thick, soft fur, ranging from speckled patterns to pure black or brown. Their short, strong muzzles are lined with sharp teeth, and their powerful forelegs sport thick claws well suited to both digging and tearing.
Habits: Rorgs are usually solitary creatures, and feral ratels are not an uncommon sight in the waste lands. They rarely are seen in groups of more than two, and then only during mating season. Rorgs feed on anything they can find, using their sharp, thick claws to dig for bugs and smaller burrowing animals. They are also known for their resourcefulness and cunning, spawning the analogy "Quick as a Rorg." These furry hunters often use their claws to burrow under fences and into poultry pens.
Rorgs make popular pets, and can easily be trained when raised from a pup. They are affectionate and loyal to their master, and can be quite fearsome in their protection. Rumors persist that Rorgs can be trained to "talk", though most agree that their utterances, however clever and amusingly similar to language, mean little.
Diet: Small bugs and mammals, birds, meat of any kind.
Predators: Felis Major, humans, etc.
Niche: Throughout the Midlands, with varying fur colors reflecting their region.
By Products: Can be eaten, although it is rather taboo. Fur is warm and tough, making a useful lining for boots or clothing.
Created by: MrMystic