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RK-2181 by TwoDD RK-2181 by TwoDD

Specimen: RK-2181 (AKA Rat Killer)
Habitat: Urban and suburban sewers
Food: Rodents, including rats, bats, and mice.
Size 1-1.6m (3.25 -5.25 ft); 30-80kg (66-175 lb).
Breeding: Sterile.
Status: Rare; only a few are released based on rodent census
Life Span: 3 years.


Due to the increase in population and urban development, pest population, including rats, mice, and roaches, has also also increased. The Unites States government has looked into experimental DNA splicing to help combat the infestation. Combining the DNA of moles, various bird species (including turkeys, herons, and cassowary's), venomous snakes, and cephalopods, scientists have created a creature well adapted to hunting rodents in dark, damp, and putrid sewers.

Quick synopsis:

Mole DNA: Adaptation to darkness, extraordinary sense of smell, blindness, high metabolism, ravage appetite.

Bird DNA: Body structure, including shape, size, and weight.

Cephalopod DNA: Unique appendage which is seen on squids and cuttle fish; acts like a frog's or chameleon's tongue.

Snake DNA: Paralyzing venom that ejects from the spine of the tentacle; also has heat pits to sense warm blooded animals.


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My entry for the contest, which took too long to finish. That's alright, I defiantly am happy with the result. :nod:

Hope you all enjoy! :D

Splice Contest
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:icontwodd:
TwoDD Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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greeni-studio Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Scary :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
Hello,
Your work was suggested by =SanguineEpitaph and featured in the news article, The F Word #6!
Take a look around the other deviations featured as well as some information and contests around dA that you might be interested in! :)

Thank you and take care!

Regards,
`phoenixleo
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:icontwodd:
TwoDD Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you so much for featuring me, it is really quite a honor. :)
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:iconphoenixleo:
The pleasure is mine! :)
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wolves26 Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats creepy and cool ^^
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:iconmscat:
MScat Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design
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azure-corruption Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hideos but effective :)
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