Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Santule Marska
Birthday: Friday, May 15, 2015
Owner: Taliesen

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Your marska hatchling is always at your side, ever curious about its surroundings but never willing to leave you for more than a few minutes before it comes bouncing back to climb onto your shoulder or curl up in your pocket. The youngster enjoys small pieces of dried meat you sneak in from the kitchens, and nibbles them thoughtfully while you read, often getting crumbs stuck in the pages of your book. Its teeth are large enough to poke their way past the upper lip, giving your santule marska a devious grin, but it doesn’t use them unless it happens across a small mouse skittering across the floor. You have to be watchful of your other small creatures, for even at a young age, your marska is a fast hunter.

Few creatures can best a santule marska running through the trees at full sprint. These social little creatures live in colonies of up to thirty, chasing down squirrels, birds, and other small animals which they bring back to share with the rest of the group. Their long tails and strong paws help them balance in the forests of Silva, though they are also fleet on the ground when they need to be. Although catlike in appearance, santule marska are strictly diurnal and lack the claws of other arboreal carnivores. Instead, their paws have rough, gripping pads that allow them to skitter up trees with little effort. Because they lack claws, marska rely on their large teeth to bring down prey, nipping it quickly on the back of the neck. Santule marska are experts at stashing food and build larders that can preserve old catches for weeks without spoiling, giving them a sufficient supply of meat to last the whole colony through the winter.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin