Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
September 30, 2012
Image Size
806 KB
Resolution
2400×1700
Submitted with
Sta.sh
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
582
Favourites
15 (who?)
Comments
7
Downloads
15

License

Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.
×
Playing with a porcupine by Saberrex Playing with a porcupine by Saberrex
On a cold january morning in Kansas, in the present day, a group of sub-adult tyrannosaurs called Plains-sprinters, known also as Neogorgons, set out hunting for something to eat. Protected from the bitter cold by warm wooly feather coats, they set out to hone their skills by making their first kill without their parents' assistance. But when you're on the hunt, there is always time for some play.
And today, the plaything is an adult Panoplopelta, a spiky ankylosaur some 32 feet long. Also armed against the cold by his reserves of fat and his sheer mass, he can dish out any weather that come his way. It also means he can dish out attacks by most predators.
The three delinquents, curious about the armored hulk, decide to try out his defenses. They snap, scratch, and kick at him. But What does he do? Nothing, except swipe once at them with his spiky tail club and go back to hunting for tubers and small mammals. His armor is more than strong enough to repel even an adult Plains-sprinter, so he simply plods away as his tormentors grow bored and set off to hunt. Neither side is harmed by this encounter, and the carnivores learn there is easier prey to hunt than this titan.

A clear view of what happens when young predators decide to tangle with armored prey. i created this after looking to Luis V. Rey's dinosaurs for inspiration. i wanted to create a better ankylosaur, so i added spikes. NeoGorgon on the other hand is what happens when you cross a Yutyrannus and Majungasaurus. this drawing is a tribute to Osmatar too, as her speculative tyrannosaurs were great inspiration as well. feel free to make your own variations of these beasts, but please get my permission first.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well if it only was a mere porcupine... =D
Reply
:iconsaberrex:
Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
if that were the case, they would have barbed quills in their faces.
Reply
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe the quills couldn't pierce their scaly armor ;)
Reply
:iconsaberrex:
Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps. but i saw a video of a monitor who ran afoul of a porcupine. it was deleted later, but the cameraman had to catch and help the poor lizard. quills are sharp enough to do real damage.
Reply
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow really? i'd really like to see what would a porcupine do to a croc =D
Reply
:iconsaberrex:
Saberrex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
not really as much damage as the lizard, but still some.
Reply
:iconpalaeorigamipete:
palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah...
Reply
Add a Comment: