I was reading a GQ thread about crocodiles and alligators, in which a photo of a 7 foot alligator strolling down a residential street, and it struck me that it would be great to have these around as pets, were it not for their unfortunate tendency to kill and eat people.
So my plan is to engineer an artifical hybrid race of crocodilians, with just enough hummingbird and anteater genes to enable them to subsist on insects and nectar. Obviously, I’ll do something about the nasty teeth, and maybe throw in a few spaniel genes to make them amiable and fun to be with.
What would you engineer?
For the purposes of this thread:
[li]Genetics works like it does in the movies - so if you really want, you can create something that’s half whale and half tomato (the WhaleMato! - useful for very large salads)[/li][li]Feel free to handwave away any other potential setbacks - Sneelock will solve them - it’s his job, not yours.[/li][/ul]