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Halloween Freak by Eclectixx Halloween Freak by Eclectixx
The Halloween Freak preys on humans and a large variety of other creatures of varying size. Small creatures it grabs and restrains, piercing them with its long beak and lapping blood from them until they are drained. To drain blood from larger creatures it waits until the victim is asleep, stealthily approaching before furtively numbing the skin with specialized saliva from its tongue. Once the topical anesthetic has gone to work, the Halloween Freak then pierces the victim with its beak, generally choosing a major artery. It has been known to pierce between the ribs and directly into the aorta. As it pierces the victim it releases more of its specialized saliva, both anesthetizing and drugging the victim to put them into a deeper sleep, as well as preventing coagulation so that it may drink at leisure. Once its round belly is engorged it will cease to feed; usually this does not happen until the victim is fully drained, but if the creature can not finish its meal for some reason, the victim will usually continue to bleed out afterwards until they die from the wound.

The Halloween Freak is most active in late October as it prepares for hibernation. Some believe that the vivid orange and black coloration are responsible for the popularity of those colors at Halloween, which occurs when the freak is most active, while others believe that it is a "chicken and egg" scenario and that the Halloween Freak was probably thus named due to its coloration.
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Fantastic creature!
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LostHellAngel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love it!!!
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KittyLove1997 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
: D aww i tink its cute XD
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chimeishou Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
weird XD
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monstermyth23 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Very creepy...and appropriate for Halloween!
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childofthehivemind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful...
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ArgentDandelion Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
How big is it? Due to the nature of the liquid, real blood-feeders have a size constraint.

Even if it is probably less than a foot tall, (realistically speaking) it looks excellent. Grotesque, scary, fierce, and colorful. There is a lovely degree of darkness and light on its body.
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Twilighter1991 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
just curious, is it also responsible for supposed chupacabra incidents, or is that a different subscecies?
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Shinigami-Chiteki Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
That's amazing.
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RoseOfTheNight4444 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The vampire bat uses the same tricks :P nice colors
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