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Crypt029E Mongolian Death Worm by DinoHunter2 Crypt029E Mongolian Death Worm by DinoHunter2
The allghoi khorkhoy, more commonly known as the Mongolian Death Worm, is a desert cryptid said to be able to spit acid and generate a powerful electric current. These aggressive annelids burrow underground and attack from a distance, bringing down prey as large as camels and supposedly hunting humans as well. Theories attempting to explain it's existance are varied: it has been hypothesized to be either a carnivorous worm, an unknown species of cobra, or a giant member of the amphisbaenid family. I depicted mine as a segmented worm to keep with tradition.

Personally, I don't think there's anything to this one. Sure, you could argue that there's no bodies or whatever because the desert would quickly swallow them all up. But you could just as easily argue that it's because there is no Death Worm and that the desert is just a convenient excuse to mask the fact that there's no physical evidence. Maybe I'd give it a chance if it were a more believable cryptid, but... a giant, man-eating worm that spits acid and generates blasts of electricity? Really? :P
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CryptoNoah Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Actually, the locals say the acid spitting and electrocuting is not true. For more information, you could talk to Richard Freeman.
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SasamiTM Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Of course it may well be there are two subspecies, both similar at a quick glance, one of which produced an electric current and one that spits up acidic spray. I can see electricy evolving in this enviroment for an ambush preditor who lays half-burried in sand on a migration trail or the path to a watering hole for some animal to brush up aginst it and unleash its stored charge to drop something much larger than itself while it feeds.
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Perhaps, but considering that there's literally no evidence for this cryptid at all (beyond verbal accounts from the locals), trying to classify it and any hypothetical relatives might be jumping the gun a bit.
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JacobMatthewSpencer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Pretty nice. I still under the impression that it is probably a species of arthopod.
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Beast57 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Nice job here man!
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Beast57 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Your welcome man!
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MegamanNeos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Acid-spitting is not too far-fetched, if you think of it as stomach acid; many insects spit digestive juices onto their prey. Although it is rare some animals DO generate lectricity, as we all know; perhaps the "blast" is merely an exaggeration?
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DinoHunter2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Student General Artist
Perhaps, but it seems awfully unlikely that an animal would evolve both abilities at once, especially since it apparently has very few (if any) predators to deal with. Acid spit and electric currents seem awfully overkill for regular hunting, don't you think?
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MegamanNeos Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
I agree, but as Shakespeare once wrote, "there are more things in heaven and earth than dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio."
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