Who do you think would win in a fight, Sharkiraptor or Piranhamoose?
Well, it all depends on whether the raptor is detachable or not. If not, Piranhamoose (surely my favourite on purely personal grounds) need only remain in the woods for safety. You might well claim that the Sharkiraptor could fire upon the Piranhamoose from the water, but the Webly-Vickers 5000 submachine gun is notorious for malfunctioning in damp environments, and the dynamite speaks for itself. Of course, even if the raptor is independently mobile, one wonders if his rather scant arms possess the throwing power capable of propelling the ordnance beyond its blast radius. Additionally, the sideways-mounted eyes of your typical Dromaeosauridae are ill-suited to using the scope of an automatic weapon—while he does have excellent visual coverage of his surroundings, he lacks the depth perception arrangement on which most telescopic sights are predicated. While we’re on the subject of ocular placement, however, it’s worth noting that the Piranhamoose’s eyes are configured for aquatic environs; in its sylvan abode, it seems almost inevitable that its preferred focal length will be incompatible with navigating around trees, let alone holding its own in armed combat. I see, however, that the shark is leaping above the waves. It may be possible, in unlikely, that the Sharkiraptor (not to be confused with the Shakiraraptor, a different /genus/ known mainly for hypnotizing its prey via hip movements) could lie in wait until the Piranhamoose wandered to the water’s edge for a drink (presuming, of course, that the Sharkiraptor can navigate freshwater, or that the Piranhamoose is a coastal beast). Once the Piranhamoose has approached the Sharkiraptor’s watery domain, the Sharkiraptor need only leap up and grab the Piranhamoose, either with the shark’s mouth or the raptor’s claws, or both. Having done this, the Piranhamoose’s demise is almost a certainty.
Nuts. Okay, but here’s the scenario: An angler fish with a crab minion and a slightly smaller blind-koi-fish (with a castle and a few reinforcements) are battling it out near the ocean’s floor (just to clarify, the angler started it). The angler wanted to eat the koi, but by this time wants it exterminated on principle. The angler hired the Sharkiraptor, the koi the Piranhamoose. Shouldn’t the Piranhamoose, since it has the fish-head, be able to breath underwater?
Good question, but no. If you’ll notice, the piranha-part does include gills, but these are insufficient to provide the oxygen consumed by a normal moose’s metabolic processes—even at rest, let alone combat. This oxygen intake is supplemented by air breathed, by the piranha-part, into lungs in the moose-part. The Piranhamoose can survive in water, but only in a state of partial-hibernation, wherein the head remains awake but the body is dormant.
Okay, thanks. Guess I’ll just have to keep looking.