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Rough Backed Lung by Ashere Rough Backed Lung by Ashere
The rough backed Lung is a common terrestrial predator in china. It grows up to 14 feet long and is a capable and deadly hunter, taking everything from frogs to deer. It is a far ranging creature, with a very wide distribution and a multitude of subspecies. It is found in a variety of habitats, from mountain forests to lowland groves of bamboo.
The Rough Backed Lung is solitary, and mating takes in the spring, while two spherical eggs are laid in the summer. Some subspecies carry their eggs with them, while most bury them in a sunny clearing and leave them to hunt. The young are protected for a few weeks before the female loses interest. Males are territorial, but confrontations are seldom violant; instead the males sing, with the loudest song winning. The low, fluting notes are common in the more remote parts of china.
Swift and powerful, the Lung is a formidable opponent; however, it's disposition is suprisingly shy, and it avoids human habitation. The peoples of China adore it and place offerings in the forest in return for it's peacable behavior; it is a dangerous thing for any dragon hunter to let it be known he has killed one.

------Trismagistus
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bratz367 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
Ooh, awesome. I like the contrast between the sketchyness of the tree and the finished look of the lung. ^__^

Hope you're having a good summer so far!
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Ashere Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Than you. And I'm actually having a great summer. Lots of sleep and a little writing.
It's all good.
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Very nicely done!
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