Sunday, September 9, 2012

Crocopotami

Or is it Hippodiles?

Anyway... I had a dream that new type of dangerous game showed up in Africa.  Like Africa needed something NEW that kills people.  It was a cross between a Hippo and a Croc, obviously.  Hippo body and a Croc skin and head.  The jaw had both kinds of teeth.  And the things were HUGE.  Bigger than normal  full sized Hippos.  I don't know why they needed teeth, the heads were big enough to swallow people whole.

In the dream there was a way to protect yourself from these monsters that I am sure could take on Bull Elephants and win.  They wouldn't go through a sliding glass door.  A sliding glass door might as well be 4 feet of opaque reinforced concrete, to these bad boys.  Odd, but I'll take what I can get. 

Careful when you go swimming in Africa!

What caliber for Crocopotamus?  Goodness.  Truly a .50 BMG critter, I think.  The extra size and tough skin and thick body...  It'd be hard to get to the boiler room.  And with a skull twice as big and twice as thick as a normal full size croc, that would be problematic, too.

8 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, it would also depend on the size of the Brain, I'd think. If it's one of those Tiny Reptilian jobs, I'd want something that is very Accurate, yet could still punch through the Cranial Armor, yet would provide quick follow up shots.

I'd be looking at one of the .40 Caliber ARs myself. Cheytec would probably work if you want long distance, but the Beowulf would be fine for a CQB distance. .50BMG might just be overkill. Plus the .50 BMG rifles are heavy to carry all day long.

Daniel E. Watters said...

Next week on Syfy...

BGMiller said...

RE: Caliber for crocopotami

You posted the answer on Saturday.

BGM

Brigid said...

Well, with proper bullet placement and a well constructed projectile of decent sectional density, your basic zombie centerfire might work.

GreyLocke said...

Did you just describe Posleen?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

{Looking up Posleen...}

Yes. Fat Posleen with shorter more horizontal necks.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Squatter legs and shorter tails, too.

Crotalus said...

This sounds suspiciously like a cross between an abalone and a crocodile: a crockabaloney.