Binomial name: Terrestris deeticus
Common name: None known
Habitat: Urban/built up areas. Lives alone or in small communities, both outdoors and indoors. Appear to need some access to human waste and garden clippings to create their ‘weapons’.
Appearance: Distinctive coil based bodies have drawn hysterical reactions from some ‘alien-movie’ fans. They appear to move by contracting their coils, and possibly through some usage of a suction effect. This is hard to establish, as they are known to remain apparently motionless for days, if not weeks. Some researchers have suggested that these creatures, like the dwarves, ‘spring from the earth’, while others believe they breed in abandoned craft boxes. Both views are encouraged by the remarkable likeness of their bodies to air-dried clay. No reproductive organs or sexual characteristics have been observed so far. Little else is known about them, other than that they seem to be aggressive little bastards, with bone weapons (mounted on sticks with string) always at the ready. However, there have been no reports of any injury caused.