The Underbiters: Twitch
So what are these Underbiters?
Have you ever been surprised to find a hole in your sock, or tears in the garbage bag, or frayed wires for your stereo speakers? Before you blame bad luck, poor craftsmanship or the family pet, consider the possibility that you have Underbiters living in your house.
This group of generally benign creatures are a band of mischief makers with a penchant for chewing.
While they prefer to avoid humans, they are drawn to our belongings (which may explain their migration from the forest and countryside to urban dwellings). Tree branches might offer a solid crunch and leaves vary from velvety to crisp, but there is a certain satisfaction to chomping down on the manufactured products of man.
Some of the Underbiters chew simply because it's an innate need while others relish the frustration of humans when the carnage is discovered.
I'll be introducing you to each one in the next few days. Once an Underbiter has been posted on the blog, you'll find additional pictures of them in the Art Ghoullery.
Twitch was the first Underbiter I ever came in direct contact with. He was in my sock drawer, gnawing on my favourite pair of striped socks.
Twitch is curious and easily distracted by distant sounds, turning quickly to identify the source.
Make the mistake of reaching to touch his long, floppy ears and you'll need to get a few stitches.
Favourite foods include peanut butter and socks (but never together).