Honey, Can You Check on the Bird?
With his charming grin, it's almost hard to get mad at him.
Unless of course he's just eaten your favourite feathered friend.
Still, you can't blame him for following his instinct. He is an Avieater, after all, and it's in his nature.
He uses his teeth and feet to pry open the strongest cages to get at his next meal.
He is able to unhinge his jaw and open his mouth extremely wide, often swallowing his prey whole, leaving behind only a few feathers.
Despite his somewhat unnerving hunting practice of wild fowl and beloved winged pets, he's generally a harmless little critter who seeks to satisfy his gluttonous desires.
This fella is my first venture into the world of faux fur and creating a fluffy bit of monster fun. His face, feet and horns are paperclay painted with acrylics. And if you count the cage he's in, he's probably the tallest piece too at over 2 feet tall.
He's already been adopted and has found a new home on the west coast. There are reports they may name him "Smug", which I think fits him fine.
I've included a few more images below for your viewing pleasure.