An adult tripod lunges at a lone polly-limax. The polly-limax leaps clear of the water and evades its attacker.
As more studies were conducted into the bizarre relationship between adult tripods and their spawned young more and more oddities where revealed. Though adult tripods hunt almost any animal smaller then them, their preferred prey seems to be their offspring.
Due to the massive quantities of polly-limax spawned, they have become the most abundant food source for tripods in the planetary region. It appears that this relationship between adult and young has been going on for hundreds of thousands of years and appears to have even shaped their own evolution.
The adults have gained a keener eye-sight, adapted for picking up the subtle movements of camouflaged polly-limax.
The evolutionary traits are even more apparent in the young. The body shell that covers the upper portion of their bodies and arm spikes appear to be changes bought about directly from hunting pressure from their own adult forms. In a sense, Tripods are engaged in an evolutionary battle of predator and prey with their own offspring.
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