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The reason dragons are rare is not that they have few young. They often have plenty, it is just that very few survive to adulthood. Many die due to their innate arrogance, attacking things they shouldn't tackle yet like towns or groups of adventurers.

And then there are other dragons. Dragons, particularly evil ones, are highly territorial. A smaller dragon showing up in an larger's domain is often viewed as a meal conveniently shaped for easy swallowing. As with snakes, one dragon fits neatly inside another.

The fact that the dragon they want to eat is the same color is no barrier. That just means that the predator will be resistant or immune to its meal's breath weapon.

In extreme cases a clutch of youngsters has its numbers quickly whittled down as half of the dragons end up inside the other half. And then perhaps even further as the hungriest digest their relatives and look for another meal.

The result of all this is that most dragons avoid the company of other dragons, not because they are antisocial, but because they'd rather not hear a dragon burp from inside that dragon. This is much less common with "good" dragons like Golds, but it's best not to take chances.

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I drew an earlier version of this at BLFC but it had some real problems, so I drew a new one today. I'm just about over Covid so I can get back to drawing.


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NommySandy

Posted by NommySandy 2 months ago Report

Dragon on dragon action! So cool!

ChaoskampfNunc

Posted by ChaoskampfNunc 2 months ago Report

Survival of the fittest right? The fittest being the ones who fit inside another dragon's tum :3

Undue

Posted by Undue 2 months ago Report

If that's the way it works then isn't it the opposite of survival of the fittest?

Jack

Posted by Jack 2 months ago Report

Very nice to see new dragon art from you again. Much appreciated!
It's also good to hear that you are recovering from Covid. Get well soon, Strega.

Fischie

Posted by Fischie 2 months ago Report

Always loved your dragon art and lore. This one looks like it will need a few days of digestion to finally close its maw again.

Also great to hear you are recovering

Ome

Posted by Ome 2 months ago Report

Glad to hear you slayed the covid demon

And man why is dragon on dragon so good

Angel

Posted by Angel 2 months ago Report

The best meal for a dragon is another dragon. ^^

RedNastyFoxy

Posted by RedNastyFoxy 2 months ago Report

Love how th splitting scales look on the pred's swollen neck and belly! ^__^

Wish you to recover as soon and as easy as possible!

Strega

Posted by Strega 2 months ago Report

I don’t know if the separated scutes look is realistic, but it looks cool. 83