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