the Blubber Slug and the Alligator King

C.O.W. #151 Venomous, Pale Blue, Obese Egg-Layer
The blubber slug lives deep in the forest of the forgotten wildlife. As a juvenile, while it is still mobile, the male blubber slug slithers through the undergrowth to find an ideal spot to live it’s entire adult life. It emits a powerful pheromone that attracts the female blubber slugs. For months the females deposit their eggs at the male’s mouth, which he immediately devours.
Some of the eggs are digested but most continue to grow inside the male’s bloating body. His body continues to expand and may contain thousands of developing eggs. Finally, his skin secretes a slick venomous slime and the eggs begin popping out of his vent. The process super heats his tail end which converts the slime into a poisonous steam cloud which covers and protects the eggs until they hatch. The male’s flabby sack of a corpse will be the young blubber slugs’ first meal.
Bud Luckey is an artist, animator and musician. He is currently a character designer and animator at Pixar Studios. You can see his work in most of their films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, and WALL-E.
I've attached clips of some of his early work originally aired on Sesame Street in the early 1970's. Both clips are co-written, animated, and performed (banjo and voice) by Bud Luckey. Enjoy!

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