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Dendrophagus Colossus by Edarneor Dendrophagus Colossus by Edarneor
The Giant Tree-eating Snails do exactly that – consume large quantities of wood. They are most often encountered roaming the outskirts of towering forests, so as to have enough food, yet not to venture too deep, where trees get too dense for their enormous shell to pass.

No one, of course, dares to attack such a giant, so the first settlers have found it to be a perfectly safe house-on-tracks. The gastropod, of course, hardly ever objects, and it’s still arguable whether it even notices the “neighbors”. Its shell is so thick (obviously, to support its own weight), that it can be easily bored into several meters deep, allowing a spacious and comfortable accommodation for several dozen people per community.

Luckily, the huge beast, due to its sheer size, is constantly forced to conserve energy, so it slumbers peacefully about 20 hours a day, and does not tire its occupants with constant locomotion. In this mode it is possible to safely get off, replenish the supplies, take a walk, picnic, and, as local children simply adore to do, cheerfully poke the creature with a stick.
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***UPD: Huge thanks to ^laserbeast for featuring this!!! :love:***
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Writers-411 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That is one awesome snail.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey, thank you! :)
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
:blackrose: Your beautiful work has been featured here: fav.me/d6omy3q
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Skipparoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! This is the level of detail I aspire to :D
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, glad to hear it! Keep it up! :)
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FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I LOVE the details on that shell! That would be a very interesting lifestyle you've pictured there.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, thanks!
yeah, definitely :)
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Seawren Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is very creative.  Just great.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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