The mot is a small domestic keras
native to Mercury
. Mots are soft and furry, and have six legs with two claws on each paw. They are ferocious hunters of small prey, and are welcome companions on Mercury for their ability to keep food safe from pests. As they have gained popularity as pets, they have spread throughout the Sol system and can now be found on nearly every planetary body.
Mots have dull compound eyes that are adapted to low light conditions. They capture and amplify even small amounts of light, which helps them see and hunt in the dark. Conversely, their vision is overwhelmed by bright light, only allowing them to distinguish between dark and light patches with little shape or depth perception. Mots thus rely on their antennae to navigate during the day, giving them their reputation of clumsiness.
Mots are particular and initially shy. It takes a while to win their trust and bond with them. Once you do win their trust, though, they can be quite affectionate. While they spend most of the day lazing and napping in their favourite humanoid lap, they do like to get into mischief during the night. They are curious creatures, and their fine motor control allows them to manipulate items and open simple locks.
Cute little buggers. Debating if I want one :D
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Would a baby mot be called a mitten????? T^T
omg yes, that's adorable!!!
T^T I'm obsessed with themmm
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I love them and I want one. Even though I would have to install several locks on their food cupboards.
So many locks!
I can just imagine the trouble these things would get into at night! I wonder what my cats would make of one if I had one???
Oh gosh, all the trouble! I think they'd get along decently with cats, especially if they grew up alongside the other.