The Emerald Deer

The emerald deer is a mammal in the family Cervidux and inhabits Southeast Garnia from Euphemia in the east, to Constentia in the west. Named for the Emerald Mountains historically located in the Tropic of Pisces in which they have originated, emerald deer are the only species of mammals to have completely green fur. The development of a third type of melanin, veomelanin, found in the pigments of the emerald deer represents varying shades of light and dark green. These bodies, which brim with emerald coloration from the base of their antlers to the top of their hooves, weigh in a range of 75 to 150 lb.

Predators of the emerald deer include humans, Euphemian lions, red-tail jaguars, and wolves. With small, dense bodies and an average antler height of five inches, the emerald deer is one of the smallest and evasive species in its family with the pigmentation of the deer’s hair follicles acting as a natural camouflage. The surrounding environment of these regions consisting of land abundant with trees, fertile grasses, jade backdrops, and lush thickets contains the diet and landscape necessary to the deer’s survival. The stomach and teeth of emerald deer enable it to eat a variety of fresh leaves and fruits, crisp grasses, and insects such as ants, beetles, and crickets.

The emerald deer species has the highest overall survival rate of their family. These bodies, bathed in shades of green identical to their surroundings, help reduce vision of the deer in the wild up to a distance of ten feet.

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