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Dracobufo Arcticus in Life
Every part of the arctic fraggon is perfectly adapted for the encroaching ice age. Its sleek, low slung body offers little resistance for chilled air seeking to sap its body heat. Blubbery fat and a thick hide protect its precious heat and moisture. Tiny eyes and ears can seal themselves away from the wind on a relatively small head, with little surface area to expose. Its most unique adaptation is its thick coating of ‘fur’ protecting its underside and vital organs. Each strand of ‘fur’ is a thick dermal papillae, a blood-filled tube of flesh, skin and fat that traps warm air against the fraggon’s body. The fraggon can hunker into a pile of snow, expose only its impermeable hide, and trap warm air against its body for an extended period of time, enough to weather powerful storms.