Of course, Fang Linyan’s guard is one thing. The most important thing was that the venom shooting of the mutated poisonous python was not bullet shooting. It first had to stand up, open its mouth, aim and finally spout poison.
Such a series of steps was time-consuming. Even if Fang Linyan didn’t enter [Bullet Time] state, he would immediately dodge after seeing it standing up. It was definitely not easy to get hit by that.
Under such circumstances, Fang Linyan only fired 3 shots. This mutated poisonous python could no longer take more damage and wanted to run, but Fang Linyan approached it and made another shot. It directly twitched on the ground, waiting for its own demise. After hesitating a moment, he walked up, held its neck, took out a knife, pried one of its fangs and threw the corpse into the trench below. The corpse was basically impossible to be found in the dark.
Before dawn, those predators with sensitive sense of smell would follow the smell of blood and clean up the corpse in a short time.
Next, Fang Linyan had to deal with another trouble. He looked at the hapless dead corpse, sighed and carried it back again.
After returning to the battlefield, Fang Linyan found that the battle had come to an end. The huge Titan Python had collapsed to the ground, and the blood under it had stained the entire ground. It could still let out an angry and painful growl from time to time which would let anyone thought this was already a corpse. However, there were still gunshots from time to time, so it was just a matter of time before it died.
It could be seen that Lieutenant Lucan was very nervous. He had rushed to the front to direct the battle. It should be that Titan Python had something he really wanted. At this time, Dolga noticed Fang Linyan’s arrival and walked over and whispered,
“What’s the matter?”
Fang Linyan smiled bitterly,
“I’m very sorry.”
Fang Linyan put the wounded down and said,
“When I went back with him on my back, I was suddenly attacked when I was about to get to the vehicle…”
Then he talked about the attack he had encountered before.
Dolga frowned and looked at the body of the wounded, then he said,
“Where is that snake?”
Fang Linyan shrugged and said,
“After the mutated poisonous python attacked, it kept biting him on the body. I used a shotgun to defend myself, so I didn’t dare to shoot at all for fear of accidental injury. It then attacked me again, but after I blasted it back, it escaped right away.”
Fang Linyan’s illustration had no flaw. Dolga looked at the body of the wounded after listening to it, then he nodded and said,
“Just stay here, don’t act alone, I’ll go and help them.”
About 5 minutes later, the Titan Python finally let out a stern wailing, then it died completely.
When Fang Linyan walked closer to take a look, he realized that the thing was really huge. Even if it collapsed on the ground, it was still a floor high. The corpse was as shocking as a mountain of meat. Its scarred forelimb giant claws could easily pinch a person to death even if they were placed on the ground.
At this time, Lieutenant Lucan had cleverly climbed up Titan Python’s body and came directly to the top of its head; it was the place where Dolga had previously marked it.
There was also covered by thick deformed scales, showing a yellow color. This was really a perfect way of mimicry. If the Titan Python was lying still, it looked like a brown rock full of cracks which was enough to deceive anyone.
What Luken wanted was directly above the python’s head!
There was a small cluster of strange thing there. It looked like a succulent plant growing on the ground, then it produced a strawberry-like red fruit.
The leaves of the plant were stubby and thick like aloe vera, showing the transparent color of emerald. The fruit was bright red and fresh which looked juicy at first glance. People could imagine how the juice splashed when it was chewed.
Looking down, the veins at the back of the leaves were bright red, and it was bulging slightly. There was blood flowing inside the veins just like the capillary network of the human body.
This was the secret of Titan Python’s symbiosis with mutated poisonous python, and it was also the reason why Lucan changed his mind, ignoring the mission and issued an all-out attack.
The thing that grew on top of Titan Python’s head was an existence between animal and plant; it was called Blood Orchid. The relationship between it and Titan Python was symbiosis.
Simply put, it was like leafcutter ants and aphids. Leafcutter ants protect aphids and even provide food for them. The dung of the aphids was the best food for leafcutter ants.
With its plump and beautiful appearance, the Blood Orchid could lure many hungry birds for the Titan Python to feed on. After it bore fruit, the fruit would directly secrete a special pheromone, which would give a great temptation to the nearby mutated creatures! Titan Python did not need to go out hunting at all. It only needed to migrate once regularly, then waited for the prey to be delivered to its mouth.
The Blood Orchid grew on the head of Titan Python; its root system directly penetrated into the flesh of Titan Python’s head to absorb nutrients, making it grow vigorously.
The reason why mutated poisonous pythons could coexist with Titan Python here was that the temptation of the Blood Orchid would bring a lot of food to them.
The full Titan Python would not hunt its own kind while the mutated poisonous pythons could feast on the excessive food.
After the scouts originally dispatched by Yangfan City came here, they encountered a mutated python that was lured by the Blood Orchid.
This thing was also a tyrant in the desert. It had double horns on its head, and it was poisonous. Under normal circumstances, there would be no other large creatures in the area where it lived, not to mention it was even a mutated horned python. Its nature was even more bizarre and ferocious.
Therefore, due to the limited conditions, the scouts did not dare to provoke the monster. After recording the relevant information, they immediately ran away.
What they didn’t know was that if they stayed for another 20 minutes, they could witness this mutated horned python being trampled to death and swallowed by the Titan Python…
But why Lucan was very excited when he saw the Blood Orchid? It was because ordinary Blood Orchid was already a type A item on Iron Fist Brotherhood’s acquisition list; their value was amazingly high!
To put it more intuitively, the benefits gained after exchanging ordinary Blood Orchid would far exceed the loss after this mission failed. What’s more, the Blood Orchid on Titan Python’s head still carried fruits. It could even be included in the top acquisition list. The benefits could be imagined!
TL: So… what’s next? Go back and celebrate?