Papilia Deer, or more commonly known as 'Flutterdoe', are simple creatures. Their characteristics are simple yet divine. One little flutterdoe we are examining today is one of the smallest of his species; his name is Sprink. This male is only nine and a half pounds, when the minimum for a flutter is normally ten or eleven. Almost all flutters can fly or at least hover. This one is especially small enough for full flight but his wings are much smaller than the average, so he can only manage to hover for a few minutes at a time. We have noted that he emits sparkles from his tail every now and then when he has been hovering more than he should. We believe this might be a magical property, yet this is still untested and unconfirmed.
Sprink is an odd little one; he follows other males around curiously. Almost as if he was captivated by their beauty. Every now and then when he's really interested in watching them at the pond he loses focus on his hovering and comes crashing down in the bushes, a fury of dust and sparkles flying everywhere. Much of the little stalker, yet it's only because the other males don't understand him. We believe his realm of attraction might lie outside the norm.
Sprink is a remarkable specimen, a vivid lilac color. His coat tends to be extra blush in the winter time and his wings are quite the work of art. Round curves of simple butterfly-like wings, as stated before, they're unusually small but he still is quite a beautiful Papilia Buck. His antlers are simple yet are quite sharp and strong.
He spends most his free time marking out his little territory in the "home" side of the valley. Being a small buck he only needs a few feet to call home. He owns four trees and over all, maybe fifteen or sixteen square feet of land. Much more than he needs, but he lives in the plush roots of a young oak tree that is smack dab in the middle of his land. The moss on the north side of his tree makes for a good winter bed, while the bare cool roots on the south have flowers growing up all around that make a perfect midnight snack.
The Papilia Buck marks his territory like most all bucks do, they "buck rub" their antlers against the trees they own and make "scrapes" into the ground that show other bucks that the territory is spoken for. Some bucks tend to only get serious about this in mating season but our little Sprink seems to do it on a daily basis.
Sprink shows signs of neatness also, he cleans his area often and doesn't let flowers grow outside his little garden by the south side of his tree. Getting frustrated one day, he stomps a little daisy that had appeared, hiding, behind one rather large root on the outline of his home. A few moments at staring at the crushed daisy he starts to cry and runs to his bed of moss to sob alone. Mating season near, we believed him to be lonely.
Over all, Sprink is one of a kind and quite the little survivor. He's sweet, curious, and shows great potential. We hope to see him in time with a mate, but until then we're happy to have him in the Papilia Valley!