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Dingo (Southlands Replicas)

While the dingo (Canis lupus dingo) rarely exceeds 35 lbs, making it smaller than a coyote and much smaller than a grey wolf. It is one of the largest land predator, and dangerous as well. Dingos are fast, agile, and hardy and are often live and hunt in packs consisting of a mated pair and their offspring. They are fully capable of bringing down prey as large as horses, water buffaloes, and red kangaroos. They are also responsible for a number of attacks on humans, some of them being fatal.

 It stands a little under 5 cm tall and nearly 8.5 cm in length. Main colors are tan and white with black for the eyes, muzzle, mouth, and paws. There’s also whites in their eyes and a bit of pink on the insides of the ears and at the groin. This individual is clearly a male.

Dingo is posed with his left front paw raised and his head is turned sharply to the left with his ears perked. Though he is in the middle of hunting for prey. Part of the reason for the dingo’s success is its diet. It eats insects, crustaceans, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish in addition to mammals. Its favorite prey, appears to be kangaroos. Dingo hunt in a manner similar to wolves and African hunting dogs. Once the kangaroo is sufficiently exhausted, the pack bites at its hind legs, and then its neck. 

Much of the fur covering the dingo’s torso is lightly sculpted, but that’s understandable given that real ones have relatively thin coats. The head, neck, haunches, and tail do feature thicker fur. The proportions appear to be likely accurate. The animal’s build is athletic, with the head being wider than their body. The limbs and shoulders are well-muscled. Giving the impression of an animal that is accustomed to hard living, but presently doing alright for itself..

 I think that Southlands Replicas has produced a very fine rendition of the scrappy dingo. As with their red kangaroo, it would be neat if they made a female version and even a pup in the near future.

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