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Dholes are said to be gigantic worm-like burrowing horrors, in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. They are not native to the Earth, and none seem to have brought here for more than brief periods, fortunately, for they seem to have riddled and left waste several other worlds. They dislike light, though it does not visibly harm them. They are only rarely seen in daylight, and then only on planets that they have thoroughly conquered. H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890–March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, noted for giving horror stories a science fiction framework. ... Cthulhu Cthulhu mythos is the label coined by the writer August Derleth for the shared world based upon the themes, characters, and story elements found in the works of H. P. Lovecraft, as well as his protegés and later writers influenced by him. ...


"Below him the ground was festering with gigantic Dholes, and even as he looked, one reared up several hundred feet and leveled a bleched, viscous end at him." - H.P. Lovecraft and E. Hoffman Price, "Through the Gate of the Silver Key." H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890–March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, noted for giving horror stories a science fiction framework. ...


Similar are the massive Bholes of the Dreamlands, possibly the ancestors of the Dholes: The Dreamlands are an extensive alternate dimension described in the short fiction of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors, and is considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. ...


"Now Carter knew from a certain source that he was in the vale of Pnath, where crawl and burrow the enourmous Bholes; but he did not know what to expect, because no one has ever seen a Bhole, or even guessed what such a thing may be like. Bholes are known only by dim rumour from the rustling they make amongst mountains of bones and the slimy touch they have when they wriggle past one. They cannot be seen because they creep only in the dark." - H.P. Lovecraft, "The Dream-Quest for Unknown Kadath." H. P. Lovecraft Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890–March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy and horror fiction, noted for giving horror stories a science fiction framework. ...


Some unknown relation between Dholes and Chthonians may exist. Chthonians are described in the Cthulhu Mythos tales as immense earth-bound squids, with elongated worm-like bodies coated with slime. ...


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Dhole - Information at Halfvalue.com (3546 words)
The dhole's current range extends from the borders of Russia and the Altai Mountains in Manchuria (Central and Eastern Asia) to Northern and Western Pakistan to the forest tracts of India, Burma, and the Malayan Archipelago.
The dhole is about the size of a collie, and is similar to the dingo and golden jackal.
After meals (during which a couple of dholes act as look-outs, wary for leopards and tigers who could kill them or steal their kill, and humans also), they race to a water site, and sometimes, if the water is near their kill, dholes will leave their food for a small drink of water.
Dhole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2012 words)
The dhole's current range extends from the borders of Russia and the Altai Mountains in Manchuria (Central and Eastern Asia) to Northern and Western pakistan to the forest tracts of India, Burma, and the Malayan Archipelago.
Dhole young open their eyes at 2 weeks, begin to become more independent at 6 weeks, leave the den area at around 10 weeks, and join in with the rest of the pack to hunt at 7 months.
The gender ratio of dhole pups at birth is unknown.
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