Vinestrangler

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Vinestrangler
Sketches of the Vinestrangler in Skull Island: Archives
Species Vitis Strangulari
Length 9-12 feet
Enemies Humans
First appearance "Skull Island: Archives"

The Vinestrangler is a predatory insect monster profiled in "Skull Island: Archives," a featurette included on home video releases of the 2017 Legendary Pictures film Kong: Skull Island, and the trade paperback edition of Skull Island: The Birth of Kong. Like the Death Jackal, Psychovulture, Sirenjaw, Magma Turtle, Swamp Locust, and Spirit Tiger, the Vinestrangler was conceptualized for the film but ultimately unused. While it was among the creatures Legendary Comics would have allowed Skull Island: The Birth of Kong writer Arvid Nelson to use, he declined.[1]

Name

The Vinestrangler is named after its resemblance to vines and its preferred mode of attack.

Design

The Vinestrangler is a slender insect which uses dozens of tentacles to drag prey into its massive maw.

Behavior

The Vinestrangler is most active during dawn and dusk.

Abilities

Camouflage

The Vinestrangler blends into the trees where it dwells, to the point that its Monarch profile noted that "initial findings have been inconclusive as to where the Vinestrangler ends and the tree begins."

Tentacles

Inside the Vinestrangler's stomach is a mesh of tentacles. When potential prey walks under a tree branch that a Vinestrangler is residing in, the vibrations of their footsteps travel up the tree's roots and reach the creatures nervous system. The Vinestrangler's stomach will open, ensnaring its prey with its tentacles to pull them up into its open stomach, where they will be digested over a period of 72 hours.

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References

This is a list of references for Vinestrangler. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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