Thorny Horse Picture

"HRASTOPOŠTOVANJE PRIRODNI I NATPRIRODNI SVET UŽICA"

"OAKREATION NATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL WORLD OF UZICE"

ORIJAŠKI NOSOROŽAC
Od svih vrsta u nestajanju, možda najneprimetnije odlazi orijaški nosorožac, tromi neprijatelj drvoseča i predgrađa. Naselivši nekada Užičku kotlinu, sad odlazi u potrazi za nekom šumom po svojoj meri ne verujući previše u moć Zelenoga.
Njegov rog dat je ovde u prirodnoj veličini.

THE GIGANTIC RHINOCEROS
Of all the species in extinction, it is the gigantic rhinoceros that perishes without any pomp. Being the enemy of lumberjacks and of suburbia he once inhabited the valley of Uzice, but now leaves in search of some forest of his size. He has little faith in the Green Man's power.
His horn is figured here life-sized.

TRNOVITI KONJ
Ovo plahovito biće, senovitije od okapija i još uvek neotkriveno, po izgledu odrasle jedinke najsličnije je konju, ali pokatkad i ceo život provede kao beznoga larva, koštanog egzoskeleta, i tada oblikom podseća na morskog konjica. Njegov spiralni rep takođe služi za čvrsto držanje za vlati trave i grane bobičavog grmlja. Karakteristične izrasline u obliku trna na njušci služe u odbrani od sitnijih glodara i kao mimikrija.
Odrastanje mu nanosi ogroman bol nicanja zadnjih, zatim prednjih nogu, ali, ako istrpi, postaje hitriji od zečeva, veličinom dostižući onu predačku, kada su konji bili petoprsti.
Odrastanje mu predstoji, jer za Zelenog Čoveka nema boljeg ata.

THORNY HORSE
This shy creature, shadier than okapi and yet undiscovered, looks like horse when fully grown, but it more often spends an entire life as a legless larva. Covered in hitinous exoskeleton, it resembles seahorse instead. Its spiral tail is also used to firmly grip branches of cherry bushes. Characteristic protuberances in the shape of thorn are good defense against small rodents and as a disguise.
Turning from larva to imago is an extremely painful process of emerging legs, first back than front. But if endures, the Thorny Horse becomes faster than rabbit. He reaches the size of his predecessors from the time when horses had five fingers, not hoofs.
He must face the growing pain, for there is no better horse to the Green Man.
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