Yet another species of adorable fanatic purifiers discovered

 Image: A member of the newly discovered Rattling species adorably guards its nest of xeno skulls.

Image: A member of the newly discovered Rattling species adorably guards its nest of xeno skulls.

Galactic United Nations HQ, Anward Space Station, Paravox System

The Galactic UN has confirmed a new species has been discovered in the previously unexplored Niven cluster.

The mammalian Rattlings made first contact with a Scyldari Confederacy science ship yesterday, before they promptly destroyed it.

The Rattlings have since confirmed they identify as fanatic purifiers and have rejected formal diplomatic relations with existing species.

In a brief pan-galactic address, Grand High Rattling Raticade stated:

"Face your annihilation."

 Image: Grand High Rattling Raticade.

Image: Grand High Rattling Raticade.

Galactic response to the message has generally been positive. Kelly Jones, a Blorg from St. Knatchbull, told Xenonion News:

"HOW CUTE! They just look SO adorable. Can I boop its little snout?"

 Image: Blorg Kelly Jones

Image: Blorg Kelly Jones

Scyldari president Dackam has adopted a more cautious approach.

"Have we learned nothing about trusting cute species? Did we not learn from the farming snails? The space geicos? The stellar starfish?! Take a closer look at that Rattling's snout... It's clearly optimised for sucking up liquidized remains of non-Rattlings. They're planning something. We must snuff them out, before their cute little noses snuff us out!"

 Image: Scyldari president Dackam.

Image: Scyldari president Dackam.

The Rattling discovery brings the total number of known cutesey genocidal species in the galaxy to 2,546,019.

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