This scavenging marsupiloid fears physical danger, but can stop many attackers in their tracks with only a glance. Kinetic pulses generated in the brain of a Bifrons can be transmitted instantly to another brain by visual contact, and set off an immediate pain response in every nerve of the victim's body, lasting several minutes after contact is broken and returning in random "aftershocks" for hours or even days. Hermaphroditic and self fertilizing, a Bifrons is rarely without a joey in its pouch, which remains connected to an umbilical web for several years. Its painful gaze is well developed even in its first week, and it often keeps guard as its parent sleeps.
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