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12th Jan '18 6:38:04 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* '''Hoop Snake''', a special type of snake, able to tuck its tail into its mouth and roll down hills and slopes like a hula hoop, when reaching the bottom of the hill it un-tucks the tail and bites the nearest unsuspecting person. Much like the [[ItAmusedMe Drop Bear, this was created to trick tourists]].
** [[FearsomeCritters Hoop Snakes have also been sighted in North America.]]

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* '''Hoop Snake''', a special type of snake, able to tuck its tail into its mouth and roll down hills and slopes like a hula hoop, when reaching the bottom of the hill it un-tucks the tail and bites the nearest unsuspecting person. Much like the [[ItAmusedMe Drop Bear, this was created to trick tourists]].
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tourists]]. Hoop Snakes have also been sighted in North America.]]America; see FearsomeCrittersOfAmericanFolklore.
4th Jan '18 9:07:18 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has a koala-like aberration who likes to attack by [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2433 dropping on people.]] The character in question is a bit of an Australia fanboy, so it's likely a deliberate nod to the drop bear legend on the character's part.
18th Dec '17 11:39:18 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of BambooTechnology, which they ultimately use to take down TheEmpire in a distinctly RockBeatsLaser fashion.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of BambooTechnology, BambooTechnology-based weapons and booby traps, which they ultimately use to take down TheEmpire in a distinctly RockBeatsLaser fashion.
17th Dec '17 12:19:56 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of [[RockBeatsLaser primitive weapons and booby traps]], which they ultimately use to take down TheEmpire.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of [[RockBeatsLaser primitive weapons and booby traps]], BambooTechnology, which they ultimately use to take down TheEmpire.TheEmpire in a distinctly RockBeatsLaser fashion.
14th Dec '17 6:54:45 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of primitive weapons and booby traps, which they [[RockBeatsLaser ultimately use]] to take down TheEmpire.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of [[RockBeatsLaser primitive weapons and booby traps, traps]], which they [[RockBeatsLaser ultimately use]] use to take down TheEmpire.
14th Dec '17 6:52:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, just as Wookiees strongly resemble the North American cryptid {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}, the Ewoks in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' are man-eating teddy bears that live in trees and ambush unsuspecting intruders, not unlike drop bears. But while some of them are seen pouncing on foes from above, they're also fond of primitive weapons and booby traps, which they [[RockBeatsLaser ultimately use]] to take down TheEmpire.
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6th Dec '17 8:33:31 AM MadCormorant
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* The game ''VideoGame/{{Path of Exile}}'', from New Zealand developer Grinding Gears Games feature an enemy in the forest zone called Plummet Bears. You guess what they resemble.

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* The game ''VideoGame/{{Path of Exile}}'', from New Zealand developer Grinding Gears Games feature an enemy in the forest zone called Plummet Bears.Plummeting Ursa. You guess what they resemble.
12th Oct '17 11:10:39 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* '''Drop Bears''' are large, carnivorous creatures closely related to koala "bears". They hunt prey by climbing tall trees and then ambushing them from above. Certain techniques can be used to deter drop bears, such as smearing Vegemite behind one's ears. Unlike the first two beasties, the drop bear does not have any reported sightings or basis in folklore, and the myth [[ItAmusedMe was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extraordinary resemblance to a now-extinct creature known as ''Thylacoleo'' or the marsupial lion -- a prehistoric, tree-dwelling ambush predator whose closest known relatives are wombats and koalas. [[NotQuiteDead However, this is obviously just an eerie coincidence...]]

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* '''Drop Bears''' are large, carnivorous creatures closely related to koala "bears". They hunt prey by climbing tall trees and then ambushing them from above. Certain techniques can be used to deter drop bears, such as smearing Vegemite behind one's ears.ears (which, in fairness, would probably deter even the most determined predator). Unlike the first two beasties, the drop bear does not have any reported sightings or basis in folklore, and the myth [[ItAmusedMe was created solely for the purpose of scaring gullible tourists]]. Interestingly, however, the drop bear has an extraordinary resemblance to a now-extinct creature known as ''Thylacoleo'' or the marsupial lion -- a prehistoric, tree-dwelling ambush predator whose closest known relatives are wombats and koalas. [[NotQuiteDead However, this is obviously just an eerie coincidence...]]
28th Sep '17 5:04:17 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Bunyips appear as hulking, herbivorous marsupials native to grasslands in the East and in the Western islands. They depart from their mythological origins rather starkly, with the mythical aquatic predator becoming a terrestrial grzer.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Bunyips appear as hulking, herbivorous marsupials native to grasslands in the East and in the Western islands. They depart from their mythological origins rather starkly, with the mythical aquatic predator becoming a terrestrial grzer.grazer.
28th Sep '17 5:03:50 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Bunyips appear as hulking, herbivorous marsupials native to grasslands in the East and in the Western islands. They depart from their mythological origins rather starkly, with the mythical aquatic predator becoming a terrestrial grzer.



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