'Armadillos have hard plates that cover their back, sides and top of their head. These hard plates protect them from attacks from other animals. All armadillos curl up to protect their soft underside. Armadillos can jump up to 3 feet straight up into the air to startle a predator. Also, when the armadillo jumps up he may hit his predator in the mouth with his hard armor and dislocate the predator's jaw.'
'They scrape off algae and small animals off rocky surfaces using their wonder toothed tongue. Chitons have teeth coated by magnetite, making their teeth comparable in hardness to a kitchen knife!'
I've also decided to look at creatures that burrow, because that is essentially what the Pagan Colossus is doing.
Bathynomus giganticus information taken from: http://wordsofthemonkey.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/very-big-woodlice.html
Armadillo information taken from: http://suzieinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/i-wonderif-i-die.html
Ischnochiton torri information taken from: http://chaitt.blogspot.co.uk/2009_08_01_archive.html
Figure 1 - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fefSFJZrTSI/T9Zuhi2N0EI/AAAAAAAAAfA/zHepmdLps5o/s320/Tatu.jpg
Figure 2 - http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7Uc9NGUaLSU/S8SzLoZXwSI/AAAAAAAAAI4/PhrBhg40-nQ/s1600/Iso4.JPG
Figure 4 - http://img1.visualizeus.com/thumbs/08/10/01/animal,transformation,weird,wtf,animals,armadillo-9535512ab9e2d8275fd2890028c0fe98_h.jpg
Figure 5 & 6 - http://chaitt.blogspot.co.uk/2009_08_01_archive.html
Figure 7 - http://cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/6016204436_2c352e9948_z.jpg?w=560&h=419
Figure 8 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthpicturegalleries/6515943/Animal-pictures-of-the-week-6-November-2009.html?image=10
Figure 9 - http://thesquirrelsadventures.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/dsc01624.jpg?w=214&h=300
Figure 10 - http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5123160_f260.jpg
Figure 11 - http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FN_6S-nGejc/SYexbhEXwrI/AAAAAAAAAMs/jbOicBO_8u0/s400/indigo+snake+n+gopher.JPG
Figure 12 - http://www.juddpatterson.com/galleries/gopher_tortoise_2272.jpg
Figure 13 - http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hUyNGSzt7YQ/TZ3dcfX1H3I/AAAAAAAACK0/tkH0oGbHzPg/s1600/wombat.jpg
Figure 14 - http://robertwalls.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/wombat.jpg
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