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Even Predators Are Good Mothers by Aki-rain Even Predators Are Good Mothers by Aki-rain
When this month's Anthro Challenge was announced, one trait that immediately came to my mind was how mother alligators protect their young. I feel like I read somewhere they even keep the young in their mouth sometimes... you would think that it would be dangerous, but it's really just a way to fiercely protect them! I thought that was interesting. I also loved the opportunity to draw a reptile. I don't do that much, but they're fun!
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thomaspatti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Nice piece of art and you are mostly correct. When the eggs hatch the babies cannot get out of the nest by themselves, so when she hears them crying out she opens the nest and removes them with her mouth. Afterwards she releases them in the water, at which point the babies and their mother go their separate ways. I think they are the only reptiles that do this also. :)
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! I actually didn't do any research way back when I did this, I just tried to remember something interesting xD Thanks!
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thomaspatti Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
yw
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ElkeCanus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good artwork! I really like idea and composition :clap: And congrats on your victory!
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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