Posts tagged snakes
Posts tagged snakes
Dunsparce are too chunky to slither very well, so they use the nubs on their chins for extra purchase. They also have excellent vision in the dark, but are so used to being underground and in caves that the light hurts their eyes, which is why said eyes are always closed. Unlike other snakes, the lids are not transparent for this reason.
When a Dunsparce is cornered and cannot dig, they try to intimidate the aggressor by drawing themselves upwards- With the help of their wings- and spin their drill. The whirring of a Dunsparce’s drill is similar to a rattlesnake’s rattle.
Baby to adolescent Dunsparce are called ‘sparcelings’.
snakes with hats
DAy 2: least favorite pokemon.
dunsparce is supposed to be a bee but its not bug type and also who even is interested. im DONE sparce
While you are totally entitled to your opinion of dunsparce being uninteresting, I do have to correct you on a point!
Dunsparce is not meant to be based on a bee (not totally, at least—there are certainly one or two bee-like traits that it has, such as its wings and stinger); a glance at its species name reveals that it is known as the Land Snake Pokemon. Further digging shows that it is based on a very specific snakelike creature—the Tsuchinoko.
The Tsuchinoko is a cryptid from japan, similar to the stories of Bigfoot and Chupacabra in North America. This badass critter has fangs and venom similar to a viper and has been described as being able to jump up to a meter in distance, and sometimes will bite its tail and roll around like a hoop. Its similarity to Dunsparce is quite obvious once you notice how it is short in length yet wide in girth, has a small tapering tail, and a rounded head.
Moving away from mythological origins and on to my own speculation, Pokemon has pushed Dunsparce back into the public eye over the past year or so, with its prominence in new games, a new official plushie, and a feature in PokemonAmie. That suggests to me that there are big plans for this little serpent in the new pokemon games, possibly a badass evolution and/or a new typing (its small wings and ability Serene Grace have me thinking it could possibly end up typed as a Fairy!).
Hopefully that makes this precious snakey a little more worthy in your eyes, but I’m not too fussed if not—everyone has a least favorite, after all, and sometimes it’s gonna be Dunsparce. :P
(via bird and moon)
NO NOT THE FLUFFY EARS
(His name isn’t really William btw, it’s Ring-Neck Snake) (but his friends call him Bill)
They live in California and a lot of other places in the US (and Canada and Mexico), which is lucky because they are really pretty. You can find them all around the bay area if you live around where I do. The closest one that I’ve found around people was up by the Lawrence-Berkeley labs, just chillin’ under a metal pipe. They are very small, pretty and timid for snakes (aka won’t immediately fling shit in your face), and look pretty boring from the top… then you pick it up and it flips over to scare you, revealing it’s beautiful vibrant orange tail. The best part is it curls its tail into a shape to further startle you.
Look how sweet he is, he is trying to hide his face under the scary tail.
It is startling, but in a very lovely way. If you see one, and if you are gentle, you can pick it up and play with it. Then put him back where you found it and be glad you got to make a new friend. (NB: They are sliiiightly venomous, but their mouths are way too small to get even a finger in there. I’ve never seen one attempt to bite or strike. They also have opisthoglyphous teeth, if I recall correctly, which means they are rear-facing and aren’t super great at venom delivery anyways).
Anyways, that’s William for you.
OH GOD SO ADORABLE
hnnngg those colors
frickkk these snakes are gorgeous