Muck Birds, a sickening animal from Nira

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Rafael Gonzalez

As the name suggests, the Muck Bird is a really ugly species of large flightless bird, standing roughly 15 feet high and 24 feet long, that dwell in many swamps and marshes around the monster filled world of Nira. An oily, awkward cross of feathers and hair covers its body and long seaweed like strands hang from the top of their heads. The heads themselves are a light gray and with large shiny black eyes that never blink, but instead exudes a green liquid that keeps them moist, making the Muck Bird look as if its constantly crying mucus. The sharp, pointy beak has long, horizontal nostrils, blunt triangular teeth that stick out in a slight overbite with a quivering black serpent’s tongue. The Muck Birds’ tails are long and made only of feathers that clumsily drags against the ground. Collecting clumps of mud as it does so. Muck Bird males are brownish in color, while the females are a dull golden tan. Apart from load and nauseating roars, the Muck Birds’ only other defenses include brutal kicks from their talons and spike-covered legs and the ability to spit gooey globs of black saliva from their mouths, which is quite hazardous to the naked eye upon contact. Muck Birds are unpredictable by nature and can be very dangerous when threatened or when searching for food. But it is the fact that Muck Birds will mark anything and anyone with their slimy hot urine that’s the most dreaded of all! NOTES FROM ME, THE CREATOR: Originally, I wanted to have the Bunyip from Austrian myth to be the common creature one would find within Nira’s swamps. But when reading just how demonic and horrifying they truly were, I realized that I just wanted a disgusting, comical animal and with the Binyip and Dr. Suess as starting points, created the Muck Bird, my unofficial black sheep in the Bunyip family. And yes, just about everyone in Nira, including the likes of the evil Queen Vodus and Jakins, have had personal Muck Bird ‘encounters’ at some point in their lives


Published More than a year ago

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