Laugh all you like, you won't be laughing when it sprays you with its jade trunk of death.
I figured out that I wanted an elephant that sprays poison (not acid) out of its trunk a while ago (Thank you, @James for that idea.)
Now, the poison is a misted poison sprayed through the trunk of the elephant. The venom glands that produce it are modified parotid glands that bulge like hamster-cheeks (parotid glands are usually venom or saliva glands located from below the ear running down the jaw/cheek). In this scenario, the glands are very swollen from storing plenty of poison, so imagine an elephant with small hamster-cheek protrusions from its jaw.
Let's say the elephant can produce 1/2 gallon of poison per gland per week.
The poison has to have some way to reach the trunk of the elephant.
The elephant is:
- immune to this poison
- a fully grown adult
- and has the diet needed to produce this amount of poison
The eyes of the elephant have a second inner eyelid to protect the eye when "misting."
How would the venom run into the trunk, and how could the elephant spray it into a fine mist? I am looking for a structural component.
Thanks to all in the Sandbox for helping me with this question.
No handwavium answers/comments or unbuilding of the premise, please.