In North American folklore, the Roperite is a fearsome critter. It has leathery skin and a long, rope-like beak which it uses to ensnare its prey. Unlike almost all other fearsome critters, the Roperite lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, as opposed to the northern woods.
The Roperite is said to be incredibly fast, with no living animal able to outrun it. Its skin is also impervious to thorns, allowing it to move easily though the chaparral.
Hey, if I go out there, maybe I could get myself eaten by one of these. Worth a shot, I guess, but this is another one I’ve not heard even a peep about.
I will need to investigate more into possible locations and see if I can pull it off.