Lawnmower Turdle

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The "Dingus Scrub" was an environment where low-growing flora grew in abundance since the drier conditions meant trees not adapted to live in such an area were smaller and less abundant. This was an environment that benefited the Flash Turdles greatly, since they were already lower browsers/grazers and their main sources of food grew in abundance within the "Dingus Scrub". Without the constraints of the dense forests and jungles surrounding the area, these populations were able to get much bigger and further specialize for their lifestyle, becoming the Lawnmower Turdles. These herbivores have evolved an extremely wide bill, which best suits them to grabbing low lying vegetation and ripping off large chunks to then be swallowed. While the Lawnmower Turdle can feed upon some of the local pissflora, the high lead content within their tissues and the giant thorns often mean they take more energy for them to consume than other kinds of flora like small canarflora and nomflora, thus they tend to overlook the basal Dingus pissflora and completely ignore the derived forms which could be better described as living rocks than flora. The Lawnmower Turdles also feed upon the abundant Spiteweeds, developing an immunity to the spite they produce, spraying it out of their breathing holes. Their radiation cannon still produces flashes of light, which can disorient any creatures that try to attack them. If their flashes do not deter a predator, their thick shells studded in spikes usually worked in dissuading an attacker. Their powerful limbs, which have adapted to carry their massive weight, can also deliver a powerful kick which can prove lethal to something like a desperate Bug-Upper trying to attack a youngster. While the flashes of light produced from their radiation organ can be used as a defense, their more often used by the Lawnmower Turdle to communicate with others of their kind since they are social fauna that travel in great herd. When the herds occasionally travel into the forests and jungles to feed upon young sapling, they will use their large bulk to knock down trees. This overtime creates paths in the forest that herds travel through and are often covered in lower growing flora that they regularly graze upon. These pathways are also used by a wide variety of other creatures, particularly small predators trying to capture prey items feeding on the small flora. The Lawnmower Turdle still utilizes sexual reproduction, with two individuals budding next to each other that then merge together and exchange genes. Then, the merged bud would split into 4 genetically distinct offspring. This gives the Lawnmower Turdle a competitive edge over many of their relatives since they can adapt to new evolutionary pressures more easily.