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Ok, so I was wondering if an animal ever evolved to the point that it had the capabilities to breathe or shoot fire say up to 300-500 degrees. What would it need to protect itself from its own heat as well as able to use it as a hunting tool?

Would it be something similar to spitting cobra or would it have around 3 different organs that store a key component for fire breathing? Would it have an air sack, some type of gas pocket, a "spark" component near its mouth?


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Thought Not Fire as you want in Nature the Bombardier beetle creates small explosions. If your creature use the Explosion to spread a spray of Ethanol from a third gland and a spark you get the flame you want with the explosion if the Ethanol mixed as a fuel air bomb. Honestly I do not see any living like that naturally though.

  • $\begingroup$ Anne McCaffery dragons $\endgroup$ – pojo-guy Aug 13 '17 at 3:10
  • $\begingroup$ Real world example from which a believable story can be built. Excellent. $\endgroup$ – JBH Aug 13 '17 at 3:43

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