Inktober Day 02 Rodents of Unusual Size

A Rodent of Unusual Size lurks beneath the storm drain waiting for someone unsuspecting and slow.

Buttercup: We’ll never succeed. We may as well die here. 
Westley: No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt – no problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too. 
Buttercup: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.’s? 
Westley: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist. 
[Immediately, an R.O.U.S. attacks him]
Princess Bride – 1987

Ever since I saw that scene in Princess Bride, I’ve found Rodents of Unusual Size to be the best catch all way of describing this wonderful low budget easy to do monster.

I don’t believe I’m alone on this because I’ve seen R.O.U.S’s  (I’m partial to R.I.C.E but I’ve yet to figure out what that stands for) show up by name in lots of games, films and books since then.

All in good fun of course.