The creature depicted below is symmetrical, having a single eye and mouth on both ends. They have very little digestive waste, which when it builds up can be spit out in either direction. It moves by rolling its body, using its single row of blade-like feet to grip the loose soil. The feet also deter predators. The "trunks" on either end may be nectar-gathering organs. These creatures might be the chief pollinators of the flowers of planet Lup, to be featured in the book I am currently writing, Secret Of The Springs (I am thinking of changing it to Secrets Of The Springs). What actually does the pollinating on Lup seems to have become a bit of a mystery. While I like to have the general plot arc and chapter structure figured out before I start, the details I make up as I go along and surprises happen. Sometimes I have to end up changing things. The blade-foot mapida (below) does not seem able to climb stems to reach most flowers with those crazy feet, but perhaps its distant cousin, the true mapida (further below) can do it.
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.