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The Plummet

three drawings of different fantasy creatures called plummet

Drawing of fantasy creature called plummet perched on a blackberry bush

On this drawing you can see a Plummet. As you can see, I had different versions of what this creature might look like. Plummets are happy little fellows and one of the many, strange species that call the island of Stumbly-Boo their home.

Plummets are cat-like in their appearance with small wings similar to a bat. Unfortunately, these wings are way too small to lift this plump little creature into the air. However, that does not seem to blunt their obsession for attempting to fly. They have a rather glazed expression, which may be the result from landing too many times on their heads. So, the plummet is called a plummet, because it has the strange habit of constantly throwing itself out of trees plumeting to the ground below. That is really quite insane if you think about it .

Plummets live in the branches of the Gangleplop trees, where they make intricate nests from the Gangleplop leaves. To attract a mate the male of the species puts his plummeting skills to good use with an elaborate dance display culminating in a final leap off of the tree. Flapping the undersized wings vigorously to stay aloft while nose diving towards the ground. After a quite rugged landing he will dust himself off and climb back up to the prospective mate. Then he will find out whether the alluring display was successful. Or she may wish to repeat the ritual several more times just to make sure he is the right choice. Once the male has recovered from his ordeal the nest building can commence taking up several weeks to complete.

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