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Feral Strawberry of Appomattox by ursulav Feral Strawberry of Appomattox by ursulav
A low-growing groundcover that escaped from cultivation, the feral strawberries of Appomattox pose a menace to both livestock and unwary travelers. Almost every native has had the experience of reaching down for an appealingly plump berry and instead getting a nasty bite from the oversized seed-teeth. More rare is the experience of walking into a seemingly innocent clump of vegetation, and then hearing the low, ominous growls of the berries from all directions.

At least one fatality has been reported.

Herbicides are singularly ineffective against the feral strawberries--scientists cite their ability to hold their breath for up to a week--and the only sure-fire cure for an infestation is to borrow a herd of goats for a week.

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I had this wee little chunk of cradled 6 x 6 clayboard, and wanted to do a miniature painting on it. The feral strawberry seemed like good scale. Since I've still got another couple of that size laying around, maybe I'll have to do a couple others. (Ravenous grapes? Savage cherries?)

Original 6 x 6 mixed media is for sale. (on 2-inch gallery cradled clayboard, can be hung as is.) Prints are available for $10 plus shipping--send a note or visit [link] for details!
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Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I am reminded of Shel Silverstein's Wild Strawberry poem
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RainDancer115 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I doubt only goats could reliably eradicate an infestation...surely, napalm would be far, far more effective.
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Hi! :wave:
This work has been featured in my journal here: [link] ! :iconyummycakeplz:
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Unoko412 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i want to eat it and run away from it at the same time
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zapxfire1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Clever.
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ShiranuiOkami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
In Soviet Russia, you don't eat the strawberries, the strawberries eat you. xD I couldn't resist.
I love it! It's really well done, you are skilled with traditional art :)
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MaxiMaster Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Hmm.......

I am suddenly reminded of a group of particularly bite-happy tubes of what is assumed to be meat that attacked a certain Herpitax-Phibbias School for Reptiles and Amphibians.
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for anyone who can follow this comment, congratulations, you have earned my respect. :winner:
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Rikus-last-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
... Oh god... Someone did it... Bred Audry 2 to a Strawberry plant to create food that fights back!
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crunchfarm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Love the drool XD
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
This amazing piece is featured here [link] :w00t:
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GuntoThineshire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cute. :D
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Floor-13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I LOVE your style so much :D
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Kavyle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I looked at this, and thought how great it would be as a Yu-Gi-Oh card.
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HTFlover013 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
*pokes it with a stick* Heh, weird... But it's cute :D *feral strawberry devourers the stick* O.o Holy shiz...... *backs away*
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eternal-night6655321 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Seriously awesome!
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XxXAllanonXxX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
*Hugs Feral Strawberry* :)

It's so cute, even if it could bite off my arm!
I love it.
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KasonSama Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks tasty..I have to ask if you cook them the right way would you be able to eat them? I mean it is a strawberry even if a little feral...
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TracyLucas Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Awesomeness. I like my fruit with teeth. :)
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ScaryFeet07 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, just like the holy pear! AMAZING! :DDD
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Negotiatrix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure if the art or the description is funnier, but both made me laugh!
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Giulee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, so nice :D
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sharkie222 Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Ooh! A wild strawberry! :)
I love this! Very well done!!
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spyder007 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
cool idea
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Mirai-D-Kaciu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
kowai ichigo desu xDDDD

translation:

its a scarry strawberry xDDD
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Gahika-Yuu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I Love that!
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
This piece has been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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skeligun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
a strawberry that bites back, OHSHI-
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Scout19 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Am I the only one who is now terrified that these starwberries will creep out of the basement in the middle of the night and eat me alive? Very cool and creepy; it reminds me of Little Shop of Horrors.
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Fiery-Fire Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey !!! You have been featured in brand new, Surreal News article >> [link]
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TNTChibi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I always thought there was something a little strange about strawberries...
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livyer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:iconbonklers: I did feature your work here [link]
It's a news article of Drawings & Paintings.
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Fenerismoon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Right... buying the goats now
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Connorses Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Student General Artist
That's a cool pic
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nadda1984 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hello :heart:

This deviation has been featured in my news-post about strawberries. Here's the url -> [link]

Hope it's ok
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Apocryphic-Doom37 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I love it. So cute, yet deadly at the same time. I'd love to eat that strawberry... O_o ^_^.
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muse-ique Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
amazing, im speechless
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
it's an amazing drawing!
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EspeonConfuzeon Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Can I keep it, Mommy? xD Can I? Can I???
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shmeethebear Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
may i re draw this
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shmeethebear Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
may i re draw this u inspired me
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StarPeachz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
This kind of makes me think of this book: [link] it's cool. I like it.
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venusflytrap614 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Me gusta.
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Day-Dreamer07 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
..I think my imagination just has an orgasm...

lovely job. :D
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PhotographyByChilb Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Brilliant. The AN made it even better. Love the concept and the work in general.
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sarahredhead Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Deliciously barabaric and a definite must-have!!!
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Richard999 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
This is scary. I will never eat a strwberry again. I don't want to die.
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Ladybird-J Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
It seems to be hungry!
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
:laughing: This is great!! Featured in my journal!
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ESP5005 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
i LOVE this strawberry!!! i think it would be great if my fruit could bite back. And it's so cute too!
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Kiliwatch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
100% awesomeness detected. Love the teeth :D :+fav:
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