Piss-Chomping Turdle

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Some populations of Lassier Turdles began to take advantage of one particularly abundant food source in their environment, the local species of Pissflora. While they thrived in the Dingus Desert and in the surrounding areas known as the "Dingus Scrub", nothing really took advantage of them due to having so much lead in their tissues they could be better compared to living rocks than flora. Anything that could making a living on them, however, would have a relatively untapped source of food and thus thrive. As such, when these Lassier Turdles developed some adaptations to feed upon them, they positively thrived and even spread into the "Dingus Scrub". These populations would become the Piss-Chomping Turdle, which feeds almost exclusively on tough flora species. To help reach their food, the Piss-Chomping Turdle has become massive compared to its ancestor at an impressive 2.5 meters in length. The shell has also become raised while the osteoderms at the base of the neck have reduced in size to better help the fauna reach upwards. The strong beak helps break off the sharp thorns and spines of the flora that make up the bulk of their diet which are then chopped up into bits small enough to swallow. Of course, their food sources are typically high in lead, to the point where the thorns of Dingus Pissflora would not be too dissimilar to a rock in how much effort it takes to eat them, so the beak constantly grows in order to keep up with the wear and tear. Such a low-nutrient diet meant the Piss-Chomping Turdle needed an extra large gut to help facilitate fermentation and it utilizes the help of certain species from The Bruh Within genus group(which originally ended up in their guts when the turdles accidentally consumed some IWMLEtMaBs and the microbes ended up making a living within their guts) to help speed up the fermentation process to get as much nutrients from the "living rocks" as possible. Their gut microbes also take in the spite the turdles take in from eating Spiteweeds, which thus helps keeps the minimal amounts of spite entering their systems at a minimum though it still results in them being highly irritable and more aggressive than other species of turdles due to the side effects. While their larger size means they are less vulnerable to predators, they do occasionally get bothered by Bug-Uppers while Hulk-Uppers and Snufflords present a genuine danger and so the Piss-Chomping Turdle's armor is even more impressive. With more osteoderms and spikes, the Piss-Chomping Turdle's shells and facial armor make it hard for anything to even get a good grip. If this does not deter a threat, nor their aggressive bites that can shatter bones and exoskeletons just as well as the "living rocks" that make up pisstower thorns, then they will turn towards using their radiation organ. Unlike most of their relatives and much like their ancestors, the Piss-Chomping Turdle can produce powerful beams of radiation that can deliver lethal wounds to even a horny Hulk-Upper or a Snufflord and outright decimates a desperate Bug-Upper. The ring of spikes around their breathing holes still helps keep sand out for the populations that living within the desert interior. The dewlap on their throat also still helps with thermal regulation by increasing the surface area for heat to be released. The large claws on their front limbs can help them dig for water or roots to feed upon, but they are now primarily used to slash at anything that gets too close.

Much like their ancestor, the Piss-Chomping 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 adaptation means the Piss-Chomping Turdle has a much more variable gene-pool which makes them better capable of adapting to suddenly changes to their habitat such an unusually long drought or extra rain causing the area to be more lush.