“It’s a common defense mechanism in nature. Doesn’t make it any less vile, of course.”
— Doctor Bockaire
The so-called Flingers are small, somewhat numerous, and absolutely disgusting. These predatory beasts fire needle-like projectiles of their own fecal matter at potential prey. As they’re now part of the invading xeno horde, that prey consists entirely of survivors. The crusted, hardened edge of the subsonic projectile easily punctures unprotected flesh, and the feces themselves are coated with a paralytic venom secreted from sacs in the creatures’ lower colon. While this toxin is easily defeated by modern medical science, an untreated wound can prove fatal in minutes.