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Hydra by Hyrotrioskjan Hydra by Hyrotrioskjan
Not what you expect, or?
The real hydra is extinct in the wild but a few specimens are alive in zoos (not normal zoos ;))
But how is it possible that the old greeks see something like this: [link]

The answer is, again, easier as the most think.
When the mating season is coming the smaller males of the region comes together and build a mating ball with one or two females (maybe you know that behavior from anacondas). And even in this state they can be very aggressive.
Dendroaspis is a member of the mambas and is able to rise the front half of it's body.
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Azurehypnock Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Great idea. But, how you get the idea of mating ball theory of this hydra version ?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't know where it come from, maybe it's because I looked at all these ancient depictions of the Hydra which just look like a bunch of snakes together
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Nochixtlan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That feels so obvious now...
I can't help but imagine Hercules smashing poor male snakes heads yelling "THEY JUST KEEP COMING!!"

Anyway, clever thoughts and design.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Some of the best solutions are the most simple =D
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gavingavin123 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I was hoping if i could use this idea (the mating ball one) I know I could say i also got it from the anaconda, but i would obviously get hate for stealing this idea which is an actual phenomenon in nature. I'm writing a cryptozoology book.  
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
But as long as you credit me... it should be possible =)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hmmm... difficult to say, you must know: these drawings aren't that important, it's the concept behind them which make them important for me, so I normaly don't like to see that someone uses my ideas...
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Awesome Work !
I hope they start to breed this species for saving them from total extinction
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
You're Very Much Welcome ! :)
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