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Eco-Critters National Park

Published by Lewis Room 20, 2015-11-24 15:09:06

Description: Eco-critter essays written by Lewis Elementary's Team 20 and exhibited at Reed College during fall 2015.


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Eco-Critters National Park By Team 20 Lewis Elementary School Exhibited at Reed College Fall 2015

Introduction by Milla and Scarlett Welcome to Team 20’s Eco-Critter Exhibit. In our eco-critter process, thefirst step was drawing to collect data in the Lewis Elementary School garden. Nextwe drew flowers and leaves in our classroom. When we drew the leaves andflowers we were contour drawing. In this activity we started talking about formand function. Every form that the flowers or leaves have serve a specific function.For example, flower petal colors attract certain pollinators. After that we did aPhytoplankton experiment. During this lab we talked about phytoplanktonadaptations and the marine environment. Their forms allow them to be neutrallybuoyant. We created phytoplankton out of straws, foam, pipe cleaners, clay, andpennies. We tested them in a fish tank to see how slowly they would sink. Ourfourth step was making critters. We used craft supplies like pipe cleaners, pompoms, straws, etc. We also learned more about form and function. Every form ourcritter had must have a function. After we made our critters, we started makingessays about them. The first step for our essays was making planning webs. Thenwe conferenced about them with ourselves, with another kid, and with Mr. Mark.Next we began our rough draft on our Chromebook. Our rough drafts hadparagraphs which included a topic, main idea, and details to support the main idea.After we finished our rough draft, we conferenced again with ourselves, anotherkid twice, and Mr. Mark. Connecting into all of this we were meeting with collegestudents for Reed Science every Thursday. We were talking about salmon, oxygen,and form and function again. Our very last step was mounting them on black paperand hanging them in the Biology Building at Reed College!

The Lightzoom by Milla My eco-critter is called a Lightzoom. It is called that because its hair lightsup and it can fly so fast it becomes a streak of light! Its body/head is lavender andits wings are bright red. It has two tiny blue arms and magenta stingers. It hasorange hair that lights up. The ecosystem a Lightzoom lives in is the mountains. Itis a nocturnal animal who sleeps in caves in cold and rocky parts of mountains.The mountains are a good place for a Lightzoom to be because it is cold, rocky,and there are lots of good places to hide. There are some bushes and flowers in thepart of mountain close to a hiking trail. A Lightzoom usually stays away from trailswhere people could see it. In the mountains you will also see mountain lions, a fewdeer, bears, and wolves. The tree and mountain shade is nice in summer. For food the Lightzoom eats bugs, berries, and some small fish. He sucks thebugs and berries up his trunk. To kill the fish he poisons them with his stingers andthen uses his stingers as whips to finish them off. His trunk can suck up any kindsof food that will fit. Beneath the trunk is purple fuzz that can soak up water. Thepurple fuzz also inserts the food and water from the trunk into his body. When hegoes hunting for food at night he can blind his prey with his light-up hair. If thefood is too big for him to suck up in his trunk, then he tears it apart with his tinyarms. The tips of his arms are very sharp even though they don’t look like it. Whata Lightzoom would like for dessert is a mouse. The Lightzoom has many ways to communicate. For instance he has twoeyes. Those eyes can easily see up and forward but he has to turn to see left, right,or backward. He is kind of nocturnal but his eyes can’t see in the dark, so he uses

his hair. His hair lights up bright orange. The rubber band around his hair is alsoorange. Lighting up is not the only thing his hair can do. His hair can also hear.Another way to communicate is he can smell and talk with his trunk. TheLightzoom language sounds a bit like groaning mixed with chirping. OtherLightzoom can understand it. Also, Fire owls, Parachute Jumpers, and Pllouferrscan understand him, too. However, a Lightzoom can also speak English if he istalking to a human. He also has beads on his wings, which can smell and hearextremely well. A Lightzoom could be five miles away from something and thebeads could still hear it. A Lightzoom has many good ways to protect himself. He can fly so fast helooks like a streak of light. His wings are red and they are poisonous. With hiswings he can fly up to the sky to get away from a predator. His body is a purplish-gray color so he can blend in with the mountains as camouflage. He also hasstingers that never fall off. He can sting any predator that comes close. His stingersdon’t kill the predator completely, it just makes them weaker. He doesn’t die whenhe stings someone. Each of his wings have two beads. The beads on two of thewings can sense if a stranger is friend or foe. If the stranger is a foe then theynudge the other wings. If the other beads get nudged then they become scorchinghot and they can burn the predator. If it is a very dangerous predator then his sister,the Fire Owl, can help him. His two friends, the Parachute Jumper and thePllouferr, can also help him. With his trunk, a Lightzoom can shoot out an invisibleforcefield. To protect itself from the coldness, a Lightzoom’s hair becomes aheater. If the hair runs out of heat then the Lightzoom presses the rubber band withits trunk and the rubber band will recharge the hair with heat. For shelter the Lightzoom sleeps in rocky caves in parts of mountains. Whenhe sleeps he wraps his wings around him like a blanket. His wings are very fuzzyso they keep him warm. If they do not feel warm enough then he can use his hair asa heater. His hair also comes in handy at night because it lights up and it is verydark in the caves. His hair can also soak in water if the cave is dripping water.Another thing is that his trunk can shoot an invisible forcefield which will protect aLightzoom from rain and the cold. Every animal has to have a way to move around. A Lightzoom has fourwings, two legs, and hair. He can fly with his wings and his hair also helps him fly.His hair can also light up in case he is flying at night. To control his speed, aLightzoom blows out of his trunk to slow down, and sucks in his trunk to go faster.A Lightzoom also has two small, blue, stubby, legs. He can’t go very fast on them,but he can scuttle slowly. He can also do a handstand on his legs, then lean forwardso he goes on his trunk and he can walk on his legs and trunk. It is sort of like athree armed handstand walk.

The Catterlilly by Makeda My critter is a Catterlilly. The Catterlilly is called that because it looks like acaterpillar and lives in a low-hanging, vine-filled, brightly lilly pad colored jungle.The Catterlilly is closely related to birds, fish and caterpillars. The jungle that theCatterlilly lives in is home to more than half the plant and animal life on earth. Itlikes it there because the weather changes frequently and the tree tops are weavedtogether like a blanket so it is prepared for any weather. It gets just the rightamount of water and sunlight there. You can tell a female from a male from thecolor of the puffs on the ears. Males ear puffs are teal and female ear puffs arepink. The discoverer of the Catterlilly is Catherine Lily. She was poisoned and dieda long, slow death in 1995 from mishandling and hurting a Catterlilly. The Catterlilly’s protection systems are poisonous puffs and barbs on theirears and backs to attack. They also have many bright colors to say “I'mpoisonous!” The Catterlilly has a tail that can work as a sword. The Catterlillyusually uses her sword tail on her main predator the Huffapuff, who can be friendlyto the Catterlilly on the rarest of times. His or her best friend the five puff helpsstay safe from the Huffapuff to. The Catterlilly has a grassy territory and a shelterthat is attached to him or her. The Catterlilly hides under the shelter that is thecolor of her territory and also protects her from rain. Her shelter or habitat is a very grassy area with many flowers. Her part ofthe jungle is very humid and is wet. She sits in trees and on vines. The Catterlilly’sshelter umbrella works in trees and on vines, too. The umbrella-like shelter has

been mentioned in the end of paragraph two. Her shelter is waterproof so in therain and when she swims she doesn't get wet all the way My critter’s communication systems are to talk with her mouth in English,Spanish, and their native language, Catterlillyan which is a sequence of pops,clacks, and squeals. If you hear a sort of sizzling sound, like if boiling water hits ahot stove or a snake, it means stay back. She also speaks Russian and Italian. Shecan also talk through thoughts so people don't know what they are saying. The Catterlilly’s main way of movement is their tiny microscopic legs undertheir body. It can walk really close to the ground and stay away from predatorsbecause of their tiny legs. It has also wings that can be used as fins in junglemarshes. Its umbrella-like shelter can work as a parachute if it doesn't want to useits wings if it is tired. Parachute Jumper By Scarlett My eco critter’s name is Hump Huffapuff. She was nicknamed Huffybecause she has a hump on her back that she stores the food in. The hump is morelike a built in backpack. Parachute Jumper is her species name. The parachuteanimals live in the meadow where the grass is very light green and there are a fewamazing cedar trees and a lots of different colored flowers. Huffapuff lookssomewhat like a flying squirrel. Huffapuff has a green back, white wings and a

rectangular blue head. On each side of her body there are two wings. She also hassword antennas with head lights. She has one eye and a gigantic green parachute. For protection, Huffy has a parachute on her back. She can use it as a raincover and a bed. If Huffy fell, the parachute helps to slow her down so she will notcrash. Her belly has a fuzziness like a blanket, so she rolls over and the parachuteacts like a bed and her belly acts as a blanket. Her antennas are yellow longswords. The antennas are bright yellow and can do karate. The antennas look likea flower so they can blend in to her surroundings. All Parachute Jumpers eat warm foods. Huffy loves sweet nectar, hotvegetables, hot meat and hot cookies. One might think this diet would betroublesome or unlikely for a meadow living critter. However, the ParachuteJumper’s diet has evolved over hundreds of years as nearby cities developed.From time to time, she sneaks through buildings to scavenge whatever food isavailable. She particularly enjoys a tasty morsel from the food carts sheencounters. To get the food she finds a food she like and sucks it up with herhollow arms. One arm is red which means that that arm sucks up food and theother one is blue to drink water. Once the water or food gets though the arms itgos to the backpack. The backpack is for storing food.The water goes in thepockets. The backpack is on a golden line called a heater, which keeps the foodand water warm. In the meadow, she can also draw on the nectar found in flowers. Huffy has lots of interesting ways to get around. Her wings move in a figureeight wing pattern. This means that she can hover and get around as fast as shewants like her distant hummingbird cousins. Her back legs can push off a tree ifshe wants to glide. Her tail is like a wing in the back. The back leg can rotate so itcan steer. The parachute on her back blends in. It can also glide and floats in theair. All animals need a shelter. Her parachute is a rain cover. The rain coverpart blends in and can protect from any type of rain, hard rain and light rain. It canact as a bed too. She just rolls over and she is lying on the bed. Her heater on herback can keep her warm. She uses her wings and tail for a soft blanket. Her bellyis also soft like felt. Huffy has head lights so she can see in the dark. Theheadlights are right over her head. The light glows bright orange and are so lightthat she can see the whole meadow. For communication my critter can talk human language. Huffy has one eyethat can move all the way around her head. Huffapuff’s eye is so big it can seethree miles away. Her antennas are very sensitive. The antennas are ears also.Her ears are very good ears because the meadow is wide open and she can hear thesounds easily. Her backpack is purple so you know she is female. The male havean orange backpacks.

The Pllouferr (Ploo-fur) by Eleanor The Pllouferr got its name from Rafael Pllouferr, who discovered them in1957 in the Himalayan Mountains. Tragically, soon after his discovery, he wasturned into an ant by some angry Pllouferrs, a terrible fate. The mountains in whichthe Pllouferr lives are extremely cold, windy, and rocky, exactly how the Pllouferrfeels comfortable. The Himalayas where the Pllouferrs live cover 90 percent ofNepal and temperatures reach extremes. To survive in such a harsh environment,the Pllouferr is extremely furry and fur covers more than 90 percent of its body.The fur is usually one inch long. The Pllouferr mostly looks like a pile of cottonballs, which is great camouflage for something so low on the food chain. ThePllouferr is a lone animal, and even when it mates it does not stay with the mate.One can tell a female Pllouferr from a male because of the retractable water trunk.The males have yellow trunks and females beige. The Pllouferr on display is amale bred in captivity but will soon be returned to the wild. The Pllouferr has many protection systems, one of which is the feather. If apredator is chasing it off a cliff, a Pllouferr can jump off but it will not fall like anyother animal. The Pllouferr’s feather will expand to act like a parachute, enablingthe Pllouferr to float gently to the ground. The Pllouferr is nocturnal so the feelerwith light is crucial. If a predator is approaching, and the Pllouferr does not notice,the feeler will alert the Pllouferr by vibrating. Then the Pllouferr may turn thepredator into an ant with the poison barb which can also fold in if the Pllouferrdoes not feel threatened.

The most crucial part of shelter for a Pllouferr is it’s feather. When aPllouferr decides to rest, the white feather will expand to cover the Pllouferr, andthe white color will camouflage the critter. The feather also makes it physicallyimpossible for a predator to attack without being killed, as the feather is poisonous.The feather sends messages to other creatures by changing color depending on themood. The Pllouferr lives in the forest portion of the Himalayas where it is easy tofind food. The Pllouferr’s worst enemy is the Eye Wing, who is immune to thePllouferr’s poison. Pllouferrs have a retractable water trunk that can get water from anythingthat is blue without damaging the object. Pllouferrs eat any non-poisonousvegetation that they can find such as pluf berries and fluf fruit. Any of the food thatthey do not eat they store in their caves for times when food may be hard to find.Pllouferrs do not hibernate, just stay in their caves in winter and all the food theystore there they eat during that time. Pllouferrs also have two humps in which tostore food. One mounts the feeler on it, the other is right below the head. Pllouferrs communicate by a variety of clicks, squeaks, whistles and trills.Trills mean danger such as a predator. Clicks mean food if a Pllouferr has foundsome. Whistles mean “where are you” if a Pllouferr is lost from its mother.Squeaks mean “everything's okay.” These sounds are designed so that otheranimals cannot decipher them.

The Spiky Ringed Terror by Hendrix My critter’s name is the Spiky Ringed Terror. It is named that because ofmany of its defense systems. Its scientific name is Serpentes Spikese, known tofriends as Bob. My critter lives in the Brazilian jungles. Jungles are dominated bytrees and animals which allows major protection. With very rich vegetation on theforest floor, the Amazon is one of the most humid places on the face of the earth.High in the treetops is completely covered with leaves my creature blends in verywell. The Spiky Ringed Terror is green and is long and skinny like a snake buttowards its head it gets wider and becomes a back, which also doubles as amovement system for a Tropik which eat the bugs off of its back. For protection, my critter will shoot out the hidden spikes in its tail. Whenthese three inch spikes comes out they can reach speeds of up to 40 mph. Thesehidden spikes are highly poisonous. Males have four to five and females have oneto three. The Spiky Ringed Terror has white slime that is on its stomach thatimmediately hardens when it is touched with something as hot as an animal's bodytemperature. This also allows it to climb up a tree. My creature is not alone, SpikyRinged Terrors travel in groups of hundreds and possibly thousands, but will onlyhunt in packs of up to five. Its all time most powerful defense system is the ringthat is on their head. This small little bullet shaped ring can travel up to speeds ofmach 2! It also has a pal named the Tropik, which has a blankie that is the shape ofa leaf. Every living thing needs food and water. For food Tropik will eat an acaiberry to get the nutrients it needs. Then turns it into acai powder which come outits spikes, which it then provides to my critter. It also has a certain scent on its tailthat attracts bugs, grasshoppers and praying mantises, which are a yummy gourmetmeal for it. It rubs the scent on the tree that it lives in. It also eats sap from theKapok tree. When eating, the Spiky Ringed Terror always has its tail in alert mode(up) and can store food for winter when finding food gets tough. For movement the the Spiky Ringed Terror will swish its tail back and forth.This certain pattern allows it to go up to 33 mph on land 50 mph in water. Mycritter weighs about 13 pounds. Most times it is slower because almost everysingle one has a Tropik using it as transportation. Since Tropiks only can go 10mph, the Spiky Ringed Terror helps it move around and go on water. To turn, mycritter has to stop for a brief second and then turn. It's like traffic lights. For shelter my critter sleeps under a rock near a river bank. This is one of theonly times Tropik are of of my critter’s back. Tropik also have a built inwaterproof blankie that unfolds when it rains. If it rains while my critters sleeping

since tropik are off its back it will scurry up a tree and hide under a leaf whilecovering its body with its tail. The Spiky Ringed Terror takes sticks to makepathways through the main tree that it lives in. To talk to other animals the Spiky Ringed Terror will use squeaking andfacial expressions to communicate to other Spiky Ringed Terrors. When danger isnear the Spiky Ringed Terror will slap its tail against the ground and alert a lot ofother Spiky Ringed Terrors with Tropik riding them (like a rodeo). Tocommunicate with other animals such as Tropik we will use colors of are fur totalk and the bead on my nose and the eyes of Tropik to show their mood. Key: red= mad, yellow = happy, orange = frightened, purple = surprised, white = neutral,blue = sad, green is discussed, pink = embarrassed, and grey = shy. The Five Eyed Puff by Delaney My eco-critter is called The Five Eyed Puff. It’s called that because it hasfive eyes to see in many different directions at once. The other reason it’s calledThe Five Eyed Puff is because its body and head is its whole body besides its oneorange leg. The Five Eyed Puff is usually is found right at the edge of the junglepretty close to a patch of any kind of orange flowers. The Five Eyed Puff usuallylike to stay in trees but they come down if they need food. Where the Five EyedPuff lives is sometimes moist, which helps them stay hydrated and keep theflowers and trees they live near stay alive longer. Some leaves the Five Eyed Puff

lives near have a waxy surface that rubs off on their soft orange fur and red, white,and brown feathers, with one orange feather in the mix, which helps get off anymicroscopic bugs that are biting at the Five Eyed Puff. There is a lot of greeneryon the edge of the jungle. To protect itself, the Five Eyed Puff has an orange parachute like thing thatattaches to the feathers on its back. If a predator is coming, the Five Eyed Puffparachutes down into a patch of the orange flowers that it lives near forcamouflage. Female Five Eyed Puffs have two long, sharp, and pointy teethsticking out from under its eyes and male Five Eyed Puffs have one long, sharp,and pointy tooth sticking out of their forehead. the Five Eyed Puffs feathers arealways up so if a predator comes and the Five Eyed Puff can't get to a patch oforange flowers they look bigger then they are. The feathers all so protect the FiveEyed Puff to blend in with the trees and flowers in their environment. For nourishment the Five Eyed Puff eats smallish bugs like Stinkbugs bystabbing them with a tooth. If it can’t find food, the Five Eyed Puff uses its mouthto eat one or two of its eyes with its tiny, sharp teeth. After a hour and a half theFive Eyed Puff grows its eye back. It may take longer if it doesn't keep moving.Every Five Eyed Puff, male or female, has a tube on their long, sharp tooth or twothat are sticking out. The tube or tubes suck up water from wet leaves. They alsocan suck up some nutrients from them. Their feathers can bring water from therain cover holder to their body to keep them hydrated. To get around in the jungle the Five Eyed Puff uses its leg. All Five EyedPuffs have one squiggly orange leg. They use their squiggly orange leg to slitheraround an orange flower patch. Five Eyed Puffs can also use their leg to jumpfrom tree to tree with their parachute so they don’t fall on the grassy dirt floor ofthe jungle. To communicate with the other animals the Five Eyed Puff uses differentparts of itself. For example, its large, pointed and sharp teeth communicate “Don’ttouch me!” or “Stay away from me!” The Five Eyed Puff can communicate withthe species of the Catterlillys by their own language of peeps, squeaks, squeals,clacks, pops, and sizzles.

The Wiggly Wobbler by Eliot My eco-critter’s name is the Wiggly Wobbler, although to its friends it iscalled the Wobbler. It is named this because it wobbles its body vigorously formore than half of its movement. It has two spikey prickers on either sides of itshead. Males have blue, red, orange, and white feathers. Females have, red, white,and, yellow feathers. Males have all of these different colored feathers to impressthe female Wobblers. Males may fight for females or to own a certain part of thejungle. They do this by flying in the air and attempting to dive bomb each otherrepeatedly until one or the other dies. It lives south of the Amazon where it is rainyand beautiful with all sorts of colors and plenty of open spaces for it to look forcertain critters such as little lizards, tree frogs, and other Amazon animals, whichwill make a nice meal. It eats them by flying high in the air but not to high that it isabove the trees. It does this because other big birds could attack it and kill it. So ina way it uses the trees for protection. For protection the Wobbler can dive bomb other animals by flying high inthe air and stop fling completely and slick back its feathers. That way it becomesmore aerodynamic, not to mention the two magnificently pointy and aerodynamicspikes on either sides of its head become set in position, ready to strike. These twovenom-filled spikes are also the two weapons that will vanquish the animal that itis targeting in seconds. This venom is contained in two brown circularcompartments on either backside of the two spikes. These two compartments arealso what keep the two spikes on the head. They are barely attached on its head a

lot like dogs and their dewclaws. It needs this kind of support because when it hits,or rather if it hits, the animal there is a whole lot of force on the Wobbler and itspoison-filled spikes. That is why it rarely uses its spikes for protection as well asfood. One of the fascinating ways that my eco-critter moves is it wiggles itsbackside to make it go backward as you might of already guessed. To go forward,the Wobbler shakes its head vigorously. It uses this very rarely because, for one, itwastes a lot of it’s energy, plus when it is trying to get away from its predators itcan’t go that fast by shaking itself and it will probably get killed and eaten. So itoften uses its feathers as a way of getting from place to place. It also uses this as aform of protection to get away quickly from predators that are fast. For water, the Wobbler has straw-like tubes on its back. These tube arestraw-like because they act the same as a straw. You can’t see them, but they arethere. It uses them by going underground and collecting the moisture in the tubesthat lead to its mouth. For food, the Wobbler has a butt that is basicly a toxin fumechamber. When an animal is near, it will release the fumes which attract otheranimals and then kill them. For shelter, my eco-critter has a lot of feathers so it can fly to a really highaltitude that is above the clouds. That way nothing can get it other than otherWobblers which is rare because whenever it flies that high it means that it is timefor the Wobbler to sleep. The Wobbler has four eyes. Only one pair works duringthe day. The small pair only works during the night. The Wobbler flies high abovethe clouds and that is where the small eyes come into play. While the Wobbler issleeping the small eyes sort of turn on just in case another Wobbler tries to attackit, which like I told you earlier would be very rare. There are also headlights on itsforehead very near the small eyes. It uses these when it is very dark out.

The Swamp Monster by Conley My creature's name is the Swamp Monster. It lives in the most poisonousdeadliest swamp in the entire world with its brothers Swamp Snake and its cousinthe Glowing Shredder Shark. My critter is all mossy and green for camouflage inthe swamp and its whole body is green, with yellow eyes, red pupils plus a headcrest for swimming. It can glow, and I will tell you why in the food/water web. It isreally slimy for getting away from predators. The Swamp Monster has a veryinteresting look to it. For protection, Swamp Monster uses a spear and invisible, invincible armorin his cave that can last for eight hours. His main protection is his spear becausethe spear has a poisonous tip, which is made out of iron. He sharpens it every day!He doesn't get attacked much because it lives in the most poisonous swamp in theworld. The Swamp Monster is covered with poison. When a predator comes andtries to bite it, the predator dies from Swamp Monster’s deadly poison. SwampMonster’s poison is more deadly than a rock fish! You can’t see them but if youlook carefully, he has really sharp retractable claws that make you feel like a catscratched you. Watch out, Swamp Monster is very vicious! For food and water, Swamp Monster survives like a lantern fish, because itcan glow. It has a lifetime supply of water because the Swamp Monster and theSwamp Snake are the only ones that can drink the swampy water. This gives themunlimited water because no other creatures survive on this murky meal. TheSwamp Monster actually has to drink water because it absorbs through its body to

keep it alive. It also uses its spear to capture fish. Sometimes, if it is starving andthere is no swamp water available, it steals food from smaller critters. The Swamp Monster moves in an interesting way. It has glowing eyes thatglow yellow. It can also breathe in water and on land. It can walk on water becauseit has a bunch of small inflatable microscopic bubbles on its feet. My critter alsocan glow to help it see in the dark. The Swamp Monster also has fins and headcrest to help swim and for speed. The Swamp Monster moves in a mysterious wayto survive and stay at safe from enemies. Lammie by Koi My eco-critter is named Lammie. He looks like a blue short necked giraffewith tall thin legs and soft balls on his feet. Lammie is the same size for his entirelife. He is a rideable creature and can play Minecraft with his horns. His brain isthe controler and he is very interested in learning. He loves kids.Lammie can livefor up to 2000 years! He is smart to. Lammie lives in Tokyo Japan. He Lives is thecity, mountains, and creeks. He likes to eat crawfish from creeks,sushi,lettuce and yakisoba. He gets hisfood from the garbage or people give it to him. He eats one meal each week.Lammie can survive on one meal for a month and water for a year! Lammie

absorbs water from his sponge feet to cool him off and to save for later. Lammiedrinks twenty gallons of water a day! Lammie's shelter is trees. Lammie lives under pine trees and ceder trees. Helives under trees close to creeks and cities. Lammie also uses his fluff to keepwarm when cold. Lammie builds a little house with wood using his legs to build itbefore the winter. Lammie builds it to keep warm and to not get snowed or rainedon. Lammie builds a bucket out of metal that he finds and fills it with water fromcreeks for his house. Lammie shares his house with other animals and when theyare done living there he cleans the house with a brush he built out of wood andleaves the house for homeless people or people that need a new house. Lammies predators are mountain lions. Lammie can protect himself with ainvisible shield,invisible guns that come out of his torso, a force field and his chainsaw. His shield can be only used when he is getting attacked. The forcefield is ifLammie is almost dead or badly hurt.His chain saw is is for getting through woodwalls if cornered.Lammie has long thin strong legs. These help him not trip andbreak his leg when running and not get eaten from a predator. Lammie has softfeet to walk and cushion him from sharp objects and to not get hurt from a highjump. Lammie moves slow and fast. Lammie moves slow more often than fastbecause he's usually not going to die. The strong thin legs are for running andwalking. His legs can snap but it is rare. Lammies puffy feet helps him to jumphigher and cushions his landing when he jumps from a high cliff. Lammies puffyfeet has padding for walking and running on sharp objects when climbing orrunning away from a predator.

The Swamp Creature By Aaron My eco-critter is named the Swamp Creature. The reason he is named this isbecause he lives in the most dangerous depths of the swamp so no other human canget him. In the dangerous part of the swamp, there are cottonmouth snakes,poisonous waters, and of course, the other swamp creatures. If he comes in contactwith a human, his eyes will start glowing and will eat them whole. No one can findout about this creature. His favorite food is fish and his least is swamp plants. Theycan live under the ice in winter. When it is winter it is easier to get food becausethe fish tend to slow down and they are easier to catch. He makes the fish easier toeat by shredding his prey with his razor gargantuan teeth. The Swamp Creature has a few ways for protection. His main protectionsystem is his poison bite. The poison bite is the most dangerous, because if he bitesa enemy that is attacking him the bite can paralyze the enemy. The three otherways for protection are the poisonous skin, the spikes, and the spear. The spikesare the most hard to explain. First when the swamp creature absorbs water thewater mainly goes to his back which has a pocket causing the swamp creature toproduce spikes, so when someone touches it the spikes go into the back. If theytouch a poison spike the spike it will not go back in the pocket. The Swamp Creature has some unusual ways for movement. The first wayhe gets around is by moving like a snake in the water. This may not sound likesuch an interesting way to get around but the swamp creature has bones and snakesdo not. The swamp creature has very flexible bones and he is related to the snake.

He uses this movement to get around in the water. The second way for movementis running on water. He can do this because on the bottom of his feet he can createair bubbles to hold him up while he is running. If he stops he will sink in the water.He runs on water rarely because he needs to get away from his number one foe,The Fire Brock Falcon. The third reason is just walking. For shelter, the Swamp Creature lives mainly in underwater caves. TheSwamp Creature has glowing eyes so he can see in the darkness of the caves. Hehas to move to a new shelter often because other things like fish move in with him.If there are only a few fish he will eat them and will not have to eat for a few days.If a whole bunch of fish move in he will move out to another cave. When he findsa crocodile, his eyes will stop glowing and the crocs won’t see him. This can alsobe a system for protection. The communication is hard to understand. There are certain movements andhisses humans cannot understand. The hissing can be used for protection becauseif humans hear the hissing, they can think the noise is a snake. Snakes are the onlyanimal that can understand him. Spikeasaurus by Carter My eco-critter’s name is Spike because he's really spikey. Spike is aspikeasaurus, one of the last remaining dinosaurs. As luck would have it, he wasunderground with his colony when the asteroid hit. He's been living underground

until now. For a body he has a furry, round ball filled with spikes and a little pufffor a head. He can live in sunny places, like the desert, and cold places. For protection, Spike can shoot out its spikes. It’s also very agile so Spikecan run away. Spike can spit poison in your eyes with his small circle-like mouth.It can see anything coming at him because it has six eyes. He also he has a freezerand heater inside of him. Spike also has poison on its spikes. If it rains then heburrows underground. To get underground it eats all of the dirt away with hismouth. Spike has a feather that attracts sunlight and uses it for nutrients. Spike alsohas a body part inside of him that can hold water and food. Spike is an omnivore.When he eats his food half of it goes to his stomach and half of it goes to adifferent part inside of his body to stash it for later. To get water it just walks onwater and his body will absorb it. For dessert he likes pumpkins or pumpkin pie. Spike has 1,000 tiny feet and he's very agile. His feet are very sticky so hecan walk up walls. He is able to do this because he has suction cups on his feet. Hecan jump super high. It can fly with two white fluffy wings on each side of hisbody. He can also go underwater. His suction cup feet can walk on the rocks orsand at the bottom of the water. He can also swim using his wings as flippers. Spike can communicate in lots of different ways like changing color to showhis feelings or making high pitch squeaks. Spike can speak any language, so he canmake peace with anything. His mouth can not only speak but it can also smell. Hecan hear very well with microscopic ears on the sides of his head.

The Warmie by Terra My eco-critters species is the Warmie. It is friendly and never mean, exceptwhen it gets a meal, of course. It is nocturnal, and sleeps only twice in its life! TheWarmie is a very playful and energetic creature. The Warmies are like flowerchildren. They are kind and respectful to everyone and everything. They are naturerulers, for short! Warmies can control most nature. They are found mostly inmeadows filled with flowers and trees. The meadows, which are filled with plantsand animals, experience a bounty of rain. That’s where the Warmie’s blanketscome in handy! The Warmie’s blanket keeps itself warm. It can also hide in theflowers. You can tell the female Warmies from the male Warmies because thefemales have bright colors and the males have dark colors. It is extremely rare forWarmies to have a golden yellow color, signaling royalty like princesses, princes,queens and king Warmies. The normal Warmies fight for the royalty. The femaleWarmies lay eggs in flowers to safely produce baby Warmies without fear ofpredators. The normal Warmies, when they lay eggs, have the color of the female.But the royal Warmies have golden eggs. The Warmie has a lot of predators, but a lot of defenses! The Warmie’sshiny body gleams off the sun or moon and flares in its enemy’s eyes. When theWarmie senses a predator with its antenna, they get their sticky pollen coveredfingers and it goes in a flower and closes it by grabbing all the petals and pushingthem up. The pollen makes it stick, so the predator can’t find the Warmies. If thepredator manages to open up the flower, the Warmie’s blanket helps it blend in!The Warmies only go to flowers that is are signature color. If it can’t find a flowerwith their signature color, they simply use their camouflage to blend in with thetrees. The Warmies can’t do that with flowers, though. The Warmies main predatoris the queen bee. The Warmies eat normal bees, but doesn’t eat too big of bugs.Otherwise the cute, small, fuzzy and adorable Warmie won’t…how do yousay…be so small anymore. To communicate, the Warmie uses its special language, calledWammenillefiagon (wa-ma-nilla-fi-a-gone), which are forms of cute squeaks andclicks. For mail, it writes on a flower petal with a tiny piece of charcoal left fromhumans camping. It uses its antenna to speak and learn other languages. To send itsmail, it blows or tosses it out into the breeze. The flower petal always knows whereto go. For survival and protection, it hides in the flowers. It also lives in knotholesin logs. The trees they live in are usually in fairy rings of trees. It likes this becauseit is so peaceful in fairy rings of trees and has plenty of sunlight and rain, so there

is a ginormous chance to survive. However, the downhill part is it can’t learn newlanguages that easily when there are lots of trees around, because it is crowded, sothe electric force can’t get through. For food and water, it eats bees, flies, and ants. When its eats a bee, it chewsit up, then it spits out the stinger. It has a special liquid in its mouth that makes it sothe stinger cannot hurt it. It doesn’t eat the red ants, though. It doesn’t have aspecial liquid for that! For water, it closes the flowers slightly to make a cup. Itwaits till it rains. Then, there you have it. The flower is filled with water! For tea-like water, it uses the same technique, but adds pollen. The Snowicke by Seth My eco-critter is named the Snowicke (pronounced Snow-ike) because it hasspikes and lives in the snow. The Snowicke lives in the Arctic but mostly near theNorth Pole. The Arctic has very little daylight and plenty of blizzard. My eco-critter has adapted to this environment because it sleeps most of the time inside itsshell. The Snowicke is a small furry insect that has a shell and spikes. The shell hasfeathers on it. Under its shell it has a fuzzy esophagus attaching from its head to itssoft and fuzzy exposed stomach. How you now if it is a boy is if it has blue fur onits stomach and it is a girl if it has red fur on its stomach. The Snowicke can fit in a10 year-old's hand.

For nourishment the Snowicke has sticky spikes and feathers that catch sealsand small polar bears. After it catches its prey, it waits until the creature dies fromthe poison spikes. Then it eats a little bit of the creature it caught and leaves therest for the other animals to eat. To eat, the Snowicke absorbs the food into its fursince it does not have a mouth. To get water, the Snowicke absorbs the snowbecause snow is made of water. To survive, the Snowicke has a white shell for camouflage to blend in and toprotect itself by hiding in. On the shell, there are lots of spikes that are sticky andpoisonous to the touch to catch its prey and stop it from being eaten. To protectitself from one of its worst predators, the Two-Headed Arctic Pleyadon, theSnowicke has menacing claws so that when he gets flipped, he quickly waves hisclaws in the predator's face. This sends the Pleyadon running away. To keep itself safe from the elements, my eco-critter has a shelter connectedto its back. It has a shell that can help it survive from the wretched blizzards in theArctic. The shell is also used for protecting itself from predators. The Snowickehas lots of warm and fluffy fur to keep itself warm in the Arctic and in blizzards.On the hotter days in the Arctic, the Snowicke retracts its fur into its endoskeletonbut it cannot do this for long because when it doesn't have its fur it cannot eatwhich would cause it to die. My eco-critter has some ways to move and lots of movements that it can use.It can very quickly scuttle across the the snow. The Snowicke has sharp claws forfriction on the slippery ice and has long legs to move fast. It also has feathers thatcan make it slowly fall down to the ground when it falls from a high height.

The Camo Snake Bird by Channing My critter’s name is the Camo Snake Bird. My critter is named that becauseit can camouflage really well and has the body of a snake. The bird part of its nameconnects to its unique flying abilities. You would be surprised that it can fly up to100 miles per hour. Its ecosystem is the jungle where it has adapted to blend in thebest. The Camo Snake Bird thrives in the heavily shaded jungle because there isonly a little bit of sunlight coming in. This means that with the shade cover fromthe big trees that this critter can stay easily hidden in the darkness. He has agigantic nest that is on the highest tree in the jungle near his food sources so he canfind his food faster or when he needs it. For protection the Camo Snake Bird uses its skinny feet to inject poison inits enemy. It gets to the enemy in about five minutes and the enemy dies.Camouflage also has something to do with his protection so it can stay away frompredators. It has three eyes to scout the area to stay safe. His tail can turn differentcolors and it helps him camouflage in any location. When his feathers go up anddown and change colors that means stay away or he is going to inject you withpoison. The Camo Snake Bird has a huge nest that is on the highest tree in thejungle. It is very big and is made out of wood, sticks and straw. No human has everseen the tallest tree in the jungle but it is 250 feet tall. It has so many vines comingdown from it but it blends in such that you can barely see the tree. The CamoSnake Bird has that big nest so it can stay hidden from its biggest enemy the FireBrock Falcon. The Camo Snake Bird has many communication systems for example whenits feathers spread out and go up that means he is about to inject you with poison. Italso means that you need to stay away. If I were a predator to the Camo Snake Birdwhen its wing spread and go up and down I wouldn't want to die of poison.Predators have learned to stay clear. The Camo Snake Bird also has a colorful tail.When it changes colors that means that he is about to give you a big whack. Thissort of whack won't kill predators. It will just give them a big welt wherever theygot hit. Do you know how the Camo Snake Bird can fly 100 MPH? That is also partof its food and water system and has to do with his nest on the highest tree in thejungle. From this high vantage point, the Camo Snake Bird can launch itself to findnearly any animal in the jungle for food. It gains speed as it plummets toward theanimal below, opening its mouth and ready to devour its prey, well anything thatcan fit in his mouth, which is almost everything because he is part snake. It can

easily find water because he can spot a lake or a river from its high perch in twoseconds. Spiky Backed Long Neck by Tyra My eco-critter’s name is Spiky Backed Long Neck because it has a spikyback to help weaken its prey or to hurt animals that are trying to injure it. Thespikes are on its back and it has a shield to protect its back from animals steppingon the shield. My critter lives in the jungle. It lives there because it is colorful likea jungle. There is a lot of prey to eat in the jungle and the are a lot of trees so it cansuck the moisture to stay hydrated to have energy for its journeys. The Spiky Backed Long Neck protects itself. When a predator is trying tofind it can hide with its legs on its back so if the predator steps on it, it won't hurtmy critter. There is one more layer over that and it is the camouflage. It can changeinto any type of green that the grass is. The spikes on its back make the predatorpoisoned. When animals need help and there is no one to help, that's when my crittercomes in handy. Pow! Pow! It's pouring rain and the critters need help, so mycritter can help because it is helpful. It hides the critters under ground or on leafs.If they are close by then my critter can see because it has 20-20 vision so it canmove fast.

My critter eats three times a day. The type of prey it is insects, baby tigers,fish, birds, frogs and meat from monkeys. It sprays this weird type of acid thatmakes the animal fall asleep. Then it can start digesting. It has no mouth so it hasto eat through its nostrils. It does the same thing with water except it doesn't haveto spray its acid at the water and it saves extra water in its throat. It mostly eatsanimals that are bad and try to hurt other animals. It can feed animals that needfood and the water. The communication that my critter does with animals is sign language. It cansign with six different deaf critters at a time that know how to do sign language. Itcan also communicate by body movement by doing statues for critters that need tounderstand my critter too. This way my critter knows what the other critters wantfor help. Eye Wing by Gracie The Eye Wing is an Arctic winged horse. The reason it’s called Eye Wing isbecause it has eyes on each wing. Having eyes in this unique location allow it tosee forwards, on its face, and on its wings so it can see side to side, above, andbelow. It has a red tail that keeps it warm at night and hypnotizes its prey inminutes. The way you can tell if it is a boy or girl is the color of the tail. If it is agirl if its tail is red and if it is white it is a boy. It lives in the coldest spot in

Antarctica. The reason it lives there is because it can stay hidden in the snow withits snow colored body. It stays warm by the tail. It has two spikes that have littlered and orange beads that will shoot up and off of the spike onto the predator orprey and kill them within minutes. It kills them by the poison in them. The Eye Wing has lots of ways to protect it self. The red tail is good forthree things. One is if the prey looks at it for two to five seconds, it hypnotizes theprey and in seconds the prey is dead on the ground and eaten within two minutes.Another way the red tail helps is the massive amount of poison in it that will notkill the animal but will poison them and make them sick. Rarely they will die. Thelast reason the tail helps is the heat in it. It has a lot of heat in it which will heat thecritter up at night when it’s colder than usual. Eye Wing’s predators are arcticfoxes and polar bears. However its main predator is the Arctic Blanket. The nourishment for Eye Wing is mostly meat like fish. The Eye Wing getsits water by way of a mouth-like straw that also functions as an ice crusher. Havinga mouth that can crush ice allows it to suck snow and ice and then grind it into awater or some sort of liquid. Then it drinks it so it can stay hydrated. The way EyeWing catches fish is digs in the ice lakes and looks for the fish that are frozen anddoes the sucking the ice and crunching it and before it does that it finds some weredo dig a giant hole carry water in its back and puts the water in the hole get frozenfish put thousands in the hole so it has some fish when it is hungry. It can eatwhenever it is very hungry, which isn’t often. Iit only eats two meals a year of 15fish so it doesn't have to wait when it’s one of the times to eat that it has food Eye Wing’s shelter systems are adapted to the very cold Antarctica. EyeWing’s wings are very soft so if it is really cold, the red tail and the white wingswill come together and form a shelter and warmth. You may think that Eye Wingdoesn't get cold because it is a very soft puffball but he/she does get cold often.Another shelter system is it can live in the snow because of its color so it stayshidden in the snow. The last shelter system is it can dig snow and stack ice on thesnow to either make an above or underground house. Every critter moves in some sort of way. Eye Wing does a couplemovements. One is it has special skis on its feet so it slides on the snowfields. Theskis help Eye Wing because he needs some way of moving on the ground. Anotherway of movement is flies. Its wings support weight to help it get up in the air so itcan see underneath of it to see if its predators are heading its way and it can beprepared to hide the fish and take cover. The reason it hides its fish is because mostof the predators eat fish and mea. They want the fish and meat so he/she hides sothey don't get to it. The last way of moving is its little legs that are so small that itwaddles the waddling helps it dig holes underground. The way it helps is that it canmake it shorter so it can fit in small spaces like holes and other places.

Fire Brock Falcon by Erik My critter’s name is Fire Brock Falcon because he has a head like a rock anduses it to smash like a falcon and it’s in the falcon family. My critter’s colors aregreen and his head is dark black in color. My critter’s ecosystem is the jungle andswamps. One of its enemies is the Swamp Monster and the Camo Snake. Its colorsare green so it can camouflage in the trees. My critter has night vision, which helpsin these darker environments. My critter has a type of blood that can changetemperatures so it can stay warm in cold temperatures. My critter moves in many ways. My critter can float on top of water becauseof the smooth skin on his bottom layer and it can fly with his wings. It can alsoclimb on trees with his sticky slime that he can open when ever he wants. When itgets tired and far from home he will sleep under the tree leaves so if it rains he willnot get wet. My critter is able to protect itself in big ways to show that he’s tough. Mycritter has three warnings. One, it puts his wings up. Two, is flies a little. Three, ittilts a little when it’s flying and getting ready to smash. It also has some sort oftongue that can poison something and can also stab something with his hot burningwings. It also has fire feathers and a tube in the back so it can shoot venom. Thetube in the back is also like an eye inside the back so if an animal is going to sneakattack that's when he’s going to shoot the venom. It has a poisonous brown bandaround it so it can protect itself even if it’s not looking. If it’s a baby Brock Falconand an animal gets on top of him, since he has a type of blood that can change

temperatures, he will heat himself up for three seconds to burn the predator. Mycritter also has a red band on the bottom and it gives him some water. If waterlands on him, it will be stored in that for in case he is lost and has no food or water. My critter lives in tree holes and puts soft leaves in it so it’s warm inside.My critter’s favorite kind of tree to live in is the birch tree. It likes the birch treebecause it is one of the highest trees in the world and my critter likes to be up highin the high holes. If my critter can’t find a hole really high it will make a hole withhis sharp burning wings. Another reason my critter likes the birch tree is becauseit’s favorite color is white and the birch tree is white. My critter also gets bigger every time it eats. It can grow to the size of ahorse. My critter only eats anything smaller than him but he hates eating humansso they're friendly to us. My critter mostly eats bugs, leaves, and berries. Mycritter doesn't like to eat humans because they are poisonous to them. He only eatshumans if they call him a flying burrito. Swamp Snake By Ira My eco-critter is called the Swamp Snake because It lives in swamps andswims around in the swamps.The water they live in is poison acid water that canmelt stuff. Its home is really mossy and green. I live with the Swamp monster The Swamp Snake drinks poison acid water that energizes them. They canalso turn any other water into poison acid water. They have stingers that can catch

animals, but the animals can be any animal. They also eat candy by stealing frompeople. There poison stingers and spikes inflicts a venom in their prey and the preydies instantly. It likes stealing food from other animals. The last food it eats isseaweed. The movement is that it can swim really fast in the water by wiggling its tailreally fast. It can also move its stinger launcher around. The Swamp Snake hasfour bobbers for floating on the water then it drinks water to sink under water. Italso can breathe in water and on land. The Swamp Snake has four little wheelsunder the bobbers so it can move quickly on land. Now for the protection it has stingers on the end of its body that shoots outand inflicts a poison making its prey die in seconds and stingers come back likeboomerangs. The stingers are also called spines. The whole body is poisonous so ifa predator tries to eat it and touches it with its teeth the predator will die inseconds. It has four spikes that is also used as swords. They are also four extrastingers. For its shelter, it digs underground and makes tunnels. The Swamp Snakealso has a shelter in swamp caves. It can make underground caves really fast. In theswamp cave there is the Swamp Monster and lives with him. Sometimes they haveparties. It also dives underwater and swims to the bottom of the swamp. Two-Headed Arctic Pleyadon By Jakob

My eco-critter’s name is the Two-Headed Arctic Pleyadon. My eco-critter iscalled that because it is like a pleyadon that lives in the Arctic and it has two heads.It is really cold and mostly freezing in the Arctic. The reason why it lives in thearctic is because it has fur that makes it hot so the Arctic cools it off. It carries itsbabies on its back. The Two-Headed Arctic Pleyadon is a mammal so it gives birthto babies instead of laying eggs. Its best protection is its tail and being smart. The reason why being smart isits protection is it can trick other predators. Then it can use its powerful tail and itsagile flippers to make waves and the predator can’t really swim. Then the Pleadonwould come and CRUNCH...1,2,3 the predator is dead. Its jaw is so strong it is likea pit bull’s lockjaw. Its teeth can puncture a hole in the body. Although it bitesrarely. It mostly uses its flippers when being attacked. They shelter in snow caves that sometimes can be freezing but they haveblubber to keep them warm.They also hide in the ocean and they are very good athiding in the ocean from predators. They are not like fish they can only hold therebreath for five or six hours or less Its predators are mostly Megalodons. Theyhibernate for a very long time. They are mammals which is really weird becausepleyadons are reptiles. Its diet is fish. The fish that it eats are salmon, eels, cod, tuna, andsometimes sharks. It drinks ocean water, but some of the water can be polluted, butit has a very strong body that can take care of poison. If you want to know how iteats its prey, it uses its mouth to chomp it. My critter’s movement is to swim to get around most places. It uses its agileflippers, but it sometimes crawls out of the water like a seal. It uses its powerfultail to swim, too.

The Purple Flower by Lulu My eco-critter’s name is the Purple Flower. I named it that because she kindof looks like a flower. It is purple and white, and has two white feathers on thesides of her head. The Purple Flower lives in the garden. She lives in the gardenbecause she can blend in with the flowers. You will mostly find her in the purplepatches of flowers. To eat food, the purple flower has a tube that sucks up dirt and other deadplants. Her skin can absorb water from soil. She can also suck up pollen fromflowers with her wings. She can do this by the pollen sticking to her wings and thepollen goes up into her wings, to the body, and to her stomach. She also uses legsto stab her food, smash into bits, and suck it up with her tube. For communication, the Purple Flower flaps her wing as fast as ahummingbird to get a predator to go away. If it does not go away, the PurpleFlower will light up its eyes and flares into the predator's eyes. The blindingsensation will only work for a few minutes. The Purple Flowers predator is the catand the dog, so they can stop the blinding light. The Purple Flower has many ways to get around the garden. It can fly up to100 mph! She can use her wings to fly over high parts of the garden. If she cannotget down by flying, she can use her built in skis to glide down the hill. The PurpleFlower can also use her legs to speed up steep hills if her wings are tired. She alsouses her legs to jump over big rocks if they are in her presence.

For shelter, the Purple Flower can wrap her wings around herself forwarmth. She can also weave herself a shelter with flower stems. The Purple Floweralso uses her legs to dig burrows in the winter. She can also start a fire in minutesby flapping her wings realy hard. The rubbing from her wings makes an electricforce, which heats up sticks and makes a fire. For protection The purple flower can shoot out poison from her wings, andthe predator dies in minutes!! she can also use her legs to jump high on predatorsand stab them in the back! The legs have poison so it will sting the predator and itwill hurt so bad the predator will not come to her again! Arctic Blanket by McKenna My eco-critter is named the Arctic Blanket. The reason it’s called ArcticBlanket is because it has blankets that it uses to give to animals in need of a warmshelter. It flies to the destination of the animal needing shelter and delivers theblankets. In the Arctic it is very, very cold. In some parts of the Arctic thetemperature it at least 50 degrees below zero. However, if you go prepared, youmight be able to see some creatures like polar bears or maybe even my critter.There are predators in the Arctic too though, like the polar bear who would love amidnight snack. Thankfully, my critter interacts with predators in a special way.

For survival, the Arctic Blanket has many ways to protect itself frompredators and for safety. First of all, my critter has an eye on its leg to see what’scoming from above when it is on the ground. When it is not flying, it uses thisfeature. It also has spikes in its basket, but it also has a tube that can shoot them.When it gets scared, even when the critter does not want it to happen, one of themalways shoots right out. You really can’t feel it at first but then in a couple minutesyou die. My eco-critter has a built in umbrella that works in two ways, one it isprotection from the rain and two it is a shield that is made of steel so it cannot bebroken. My critter’s brightly colored fur is poisonous. Whenever a predator bitesthe Arctic Blanket, the predator will get sick. The Arctic Blanket has a few interesting ways of getting around the freezingland. My critter has white wings that make it fly. Its top flying speed is 25 milesper hour. In the air my critter can get around much easier because there are lesspredators. I mean, can polar bears fly? The Arctic Blanket has a satellite dish on itsback and when it wants to it can teleport. For example, When the critter is indanger it can teleport to a safer place, or if an animal is freezing and needs ablanket immediately my critter can teleport there. My critter’s satellite dish lightsup at night to help it see the way. It has this feature for a reason, to see predators inthe dark and, as I already mentioned, to see where it is going. Last but not not least,it has four legs that help it move around on the ground by sliding. Its top speed onthe ground is 35 mph. For my critter’s shelter, it can use its spikes and build a shelter which alsohelps in protection because when a predator knocks the poisonous house down itgets very very hurt. My critter is very kind to other animals and it gets shelter outof it. It works like this. My critter shares its food and gives a blanket to an animal.Then the animal gives my critter a place to sleep. My critter, as I mentioned earlier,has white wings that help it fly in this case to a cave or a den. Lastly, my critteruses its umbrella as shelter from the rain. To communicate with other animals, the Arctic Blanket’s legs can makewords in the snow for ground communication and use its wings for aircommunication. If you look in my critter’s basket you will see a piece of rolled uppaper. If you unroll it and read it, you can understand what she is trying to say. In adifferent part of the rolled up paper, there are sounds that will come from thesatellite dish. For example, one long high-pitched sound will mean that it is tryingto say get out of the way.

Tropik By Reese My critter’s name is the Tropik because it lives in tropical jungles like theAmazon jungle. The Amazon jungle is a place full of vegetation and trees. It eatsonly two things, Nickers and berries mostly purple acai berries it turns the leftoversinto acai powder. It speaks Portuguese, Latin, Italian, English, French, and Spanishfluently. It lives on the Spiky Ringed Terror because it is a way of getting aroundand the Spiky Ringed Terror eats acai powder. It has a blankie that shields it andthe Spiky Ringed Terror. It lives in trees and loves yelling WOO-HOO!!! It weighs10/16 of a pound. Tropiks have white and puffy bodies. For protection it has spikes, hooks, and a poisonous touch. It also uses awaterproof blanket, lava, or a fire proof blankie, and an all-proof blankie forprotection. Males have a touch that will kill anything in two minutes but the SpikyRinged Terror is immune to it. It has a warrior's call that sounds like WOO-HOO!!!! When any creature hears its warrior call they know to back off but whenthe Spiky Ringed Terror hears it it come to the call right away. It lives on the SpikyRinged Terror which lives in the Kapok Tree. Also my critter’s blankie looks verymuch like a leaf. For food and water, since it eats acai berries and lives on the Spiky RingedTerror which eats acai powder. It turns the acai berries into acai powder which ittransfers through its spikes. Since Kapok Trees live near water that is how it getswater. It helps the Spiky Ringed Terror and the Spiky Ringed Terror helps it. It

also eats nickers off the Spiky Ringed Terror. (Acai powder has healing propertiesso it uses it as medicine.) For movement it clings to the Spiky Ringed Terror or swings through treesat 10 miles per hour. Since the Spiky Ringed Terror can go up to 33 mph it mostlygets around by clinging to the Spiky Ringed Terror. The Spiky Ringed Terror canbolt across water so the Tropik can drink because it can’t move in water. It wouldjust drown. For shelter it sleeps in sand by river banks or when it goes hunting forberries it uses its blankie that is made of silk. Sometimes it sleeps in the trees onthe back of the Spiky Ringed Terror. During the day the Tropik takes coverbeneath leaves so it doesn't wear out its waterproof silk blankie that has awaterproof oil. (It’s born with the oil.) Its blankie covers it and the Spiky RingedTerror. For communication, it has a giant voice, since its mouth is the shape of atube it acts like an amplifier. To communicate with the Spiky Ringed Terror its furchanges color. To show its mood the eyes change colors. Key: yellow = happy,orange = frightened, red = mad, white = neutral, green = disgusted, purple =surprised, pink = embarrassed, gray = shy. Mega Ant By Bryce My eco-critter’s name is the Mega Ant, but his name in particular is Spiky.He is named this because his spikes cover his entire body and have many purposes

that you may figure out later. It's feathers are red, yellow, and white. It has a scentbomb to leave scented trails. The life span is about 100-500 years, unlesssomething killed it which would be very rare. His habitats are the Great Plains inNebraska and Iowa, which are full of blue stem grass and many other kinds ofcolorful plants. Their habitats are also in the city restaurants and stores. The reasonthat the Mega Ant has evolved to live in these environments is because they arerich in meat and corn. For its nourishment, it can lure turkeys by feeding them berries. Then itinjects a hidden poison barb into the turkey’s throat, killing it. It can self hunt bystabbing any source of meat with a non-poison barb in the lungs. If the Mega Antruns out of sources of meat, its second resort for nourishment is corn kernels. Itssticky feet help stick to the stalk to get the corn kernels. One kernel can provideenough energy for one day. It has a very easy way of getting water. It sucks upwater with its tube like straw and a filter that goes straight to the storage with foodand water. It is also covered in spikes to protect it because the storage is reallyfragile. Females have no teeth to grind its food so it belches it up like a cow so itcan chew it again until the food is fully digestible. Protection is very easy for this critter. It has a lot of predators likerattlesnakes, lizards, fire owls, and magma creatures. However these are no threatbecause it has a very cold acid inside of its barbs. These barbs can shoot 10 timesfaster than bullets. It has four barbs on the front right leg. It has three warningcolors that are red, yellow, and white. For shelter it hides under rocks and burrows into trees to get away from therain. It also uses burrows to hide from fire owls and magma creatures. At night andin wind the Mega Ant makes a steel cocoon. It absorbs heat by collecting heat insolar panels that are attached to its body. It also blends in with the native bluegrama with its green and blue fur. Its main source of communication is mind reading. They can press theirantennae against the other Mega Ants’ antennae to talk. They, like humans, havebody motions to express their feelings. If the wings are stiff it means it has mixedemotions. If they are droopy it is sad. They also use their spikes. If they are veryfar in it means it is angry or threatened Bibliography\"Great Plains.\" Geography. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Kids InfoBits Presents. KidsInfoBits. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.

The Poison Spiny Wolt By Sam The poison Spiny Wolt is named that because it has a body part called a woltand it makes the sound wolt-wolt-wolt quietly as its GPS system. Its brain is thesize of its pupil. Its pupil is 25 centimeters wide. If it breathes in volcanic ash itwill get pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. Humans have died ofthis disease, but the Poison Spiny Wolt will not. It will get the disease but it willsurvive. The poison spiny wolt can live up to 125 years. These critters have beenaround for 200 million decades. For movement the Poison Spiny Wolt can fly and can run. The PoisonSpiny Wolt has six legs and because of that it is a really good climber. The poisonspiny wolt has special lungs so it can hold its breath for thirty minutes. The poisonlungs are in its bottom wolt behind it’s body. It has special wings so it can fly for90 minutes and its eye is special because it can keep its eye open for 72 hourswithout blinking. The protection of the Poison Spiny Wolt has five different systems. Its legsare used for kicking, stomping and climbing. Its wings are used for flying andhitting Its spikes are used to poison. It’s eye is used to see and communicate. Itspoison is used to destroy and dissolve. How does the poison spiny wolt get food and water? Well the Poison SpinyWolt’s fluids are poison and its food can be grass, dandelions, spider, and bees.Poison Spiny Wolt’s digestive system is between its body and its wolt. Itsdigestive system is 10 centimeters long and tall.

To communicate the Poison Spiny Wolt’s eye has a special inside part calleda plexiea which is in its middle eye ball. When the eye points up it means it is indanger. When the eye points down that means it’s ready to fly. If the eye points leftthat means it happy. If it’s points right that means it’s sad. The Glowing Shredder Shark By Aiden The Glowing Shredder Shark is one of the most fascinating of all sharks.One of the most extraordinary things about this shark is that its favorite food toprey upon is whales and dolphins. The reason it likes whales and dolphins isbecause it can shred it into pieces within minutes to have a quick and easy meal.How this shark got its name is because it glows and shreds it food. It lives in thebottom of the ocean in the Midnight Zone. It lives anywhere there is an abundantamount of its prey. One of the places the Glowing Shredder Shark is mostabundant in Japan. Even though the Midnight Zone sounds harsh, this shark knowshow to get around. It has ultra-sensitive eyes and like all sharks it has sensors onthe bottom of the snout to sense electromagnetic pulses, which every creature has.It is also very intelligent. Its closest cousins are the Swamp Monster, the SwampSnake, and the Swamp Creature. The Glowing Shredder Shark’s favorite food are whales and dolphins, but italso eats smaller animals such as sharks, fish, and squid. To attract prey it glows. Ithas a green glow and a gold glow. It uses its glow to communicate. The twodifferent glows are used to catch different prey. The green glow is used to attractwhales. The green glow goes in clutches at the edge of its fins to imitate plancton.

The gold glow is used to communicate and to catch fish, smaller sharks, and squid.It has armor to protect itself when battling prey. To prevent barnacles from gluingthemselves to their bodies and slowing the shark down, like all sharks, it has teeth-like skin so the barnacles grip on to the rough skin. This shark's skin is uniquebecause of its armor at the end of each little scale is fused to the bottom of theother scale. When eating,it will engulf its prey. When desperate for food it willoccasionally travel to fresh water. At night it will eat sleeping prey in shallowwater. Back in its golden days, when was most abundant, it would've hunteddinosaurs swimming or drinking from swamps that oceans led to. For protection, it has spines which are also used to hunt. Did you know itsbody can camouflage? The Glowing Shredder Shark's body is black which makesit almost invisible in its habitat and at night when eating sleeping pray. It has anexoskeleton to protect itself when battling rival sharks and prey. Often its firstresort for protection is puffing up its back and pointing its spines straight up tomake its body look bigger. Its second defense is showing alternating bright colorson the gold glow. Then its gold glow will turn blue and it will bite a bone crushingbite. Just watching it will make your hairs stand up. The finale defense is to shootout its poisonous spines. The Glowing Shredder Shark does not want to to releaseits spines. It would rather save the spines for hunting its prey because it takes fourmonths to get them to regrow and for it to be poisonous. Some of the places it seeks for shelter is ocean caves, caverns, and underledges. The reason why it uses those places for shelter is to hide from humungusocean storms. Another thing it uses them for is a place to lay eggs. The father willprotect the eggs with his life. He will leave the young to fend for themselves at agefour when they have their spines and poison and everything they need to survive.They also caves to sneak up on prey. They've been using these shelter tactics evenbefore the dinosaurs were wiped out. In fact the only reason its species managed tosurvive the wipe out is from hiding in the bottom of the ocean in deep caves andtrenches. The Glowing Shredder Shark has developed an effective communicationsystem. However, the Glowing Shredder Shark doesn't often communicate firstthing because none of the animals want to mess with it. The other reason is thatthere are not that many of their kind left because the wipe out was unexpected somost of them did not have enough time to go into deep waters. When it was in itsgolden days,it spent almost all its time in shallow water. A couple of the ways totell if it is just in a regular mood is that its spines are down and its gold glow is itsregular gold brown and yellow color. Another way to tell its mood is that when it ismad its gold glow is red. If mad or agitated it will flash changing bright colors andwhen it's going to bite its gold glow will turn a dark blue and it will bite! When it'sgetting ready to bite its prey its gold line will sometimes turn blue.

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