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Rattledogs Edit

These things are not typical feral dogs... They have snakelike heads, forked tongues, and rattlesnake tails. Just sayin'. We might not know what they're actually called until later, though. Metalspork (word vomit) 04:13, June 12, 2010 (UTC)

The tail resembles a bobcat or other wild cat , sorta.Edit: No wait, its a rattle on its tail? CANPoo 16:50, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

Wait... Edit

Really? Are these really called Snogs? Why'd we take the redirect off? Now there are two articles. Pah. Metalspork (word vomit) 04:33, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Nvm, there aren't two articles, but still... Snog is a bit... Funny... To just be a speculative name, eh? Metalspork (word vomit) 04:37, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

Well, it was called Reptile Dog, but there is now a big debate if it's a mammal or reptile, so we'll just call it this for now. Tezzla CannonUser Tezzla Dog 10:06, August 18, 2010 (UTC)

The name "Reptile Dog" encompasses both sides of the debate, yes? I think that's a better name. I don't think it's a big debate, it's obviously a mix of both reptile and dog-- I wouldn't bend to the wishes of some dumb/confused people eh? I'm not really partial to a made up name like 'snog'... Metalspork (word vomit) 03:29, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
No, we'll call it a reptile dog, Tezzla. Snogs are too much STALKER. Nitty Tok. 03:30, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
Heh, I'm glad my name for it stuck. But it will surely be called something else in-game thoug. And why do some people wanna call it Snogs? That name sounds like a cuddly bear on a children's show. 19:56, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

grammar Edit

Reptile dogs are creatures/ Reptile dog is a creature

What? Nitty Tok. 03:44, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
I think he's talking about singular and plural. 20:04, August 25, 2010 (UTC)

Nightstalker Edit

Wait... What? When was this confirmed? 00:58, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

A <ref> tag would be nice. I hope this is the correct name, so that there's no more debate on the subject; and the name isn't half bad in its own right. --Kris mailbox 01:00, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

This is the real name. It was moved by Pushasha, a FNV QA tester. Tezzla CannonUser Tezzla Dog 10:57, August 29, 2010 (UTC)

Good enough for me :) --Kris mailbox 12:54, August 29, 2010 (UTC)
I wonder why a "night" stalker is out during the day in the trailer. 12:01, September 4, 2010 (UTC)

It would be awesome to be a FNV Tester

Observer Eyebot ( 01:37, September 1, 2010 (UTC))

NOEZ!!1eleven! AN EYBOTZ!!1 *shoots eyebot in face, does a barrel roll, and sacrifices Nightstalker to Cthulu* TJbrena 16:51, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

FEV mutants? Edit

couldn't these things be FEV mutants, cause it doesn't look like something made from radiation.

I think it's pretty self-evident that these creatures were a man-made creation. I can't see how radiation could have possibly spliced genes like this, and there's also the fact that the game considers them "Abominations" and not "Mutated Animals" when killing towards achievements and perks. Orra 21:11, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

Nightstalker Edit

When I thought of this, I thought of Kenji Kawai's Nightstalker. Nukey (talk) 22:16, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

Locations Edit

I'm on my second playthrough and i haven't seen a single one. Are there a specific set of locations or are is it because i haven't travelled at night enough? 14:57, October 28, 2010 (UTC)

Between Nipton and the Mojave Outpost there is small cave entrance, the cave itself is full of these, and I was attacked by about 11 of them outside. 23:49, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

How?!?! Edit

was it a dog hoo @$#&€% af snake


Who or what caused the genetic mutation? They need to at least give some sort of note or terminal entry saying it was a government experiment (like Mole rats). AreYouGoingToEatThatNuke? 23:37, January 28, 2011 (UTC)

one could guess that it's the "brilliant" minds at Vault-tec, sounds like some stupid crap they'd do!--Apocalyptic Paco 02:48, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

Big MT shenanigans.

they don't attack? Edit

I was doing the bitter springs quest and ended up in the cave with nightstalkers, they constantly ran within inches of me but never attacked, I have an unpached version and no animal friend perk.

those were all young night stalkers, they don't attack unless an adult is present.

I had the same thing they just ran away they are the ones just running around Big MT. 21:03, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

Running patch 1.7 and all DLC I didn't have a single one of these attack me in BigMT except Shadis the unique. The ones outside when I first got to big MT and all the ones in the cave just ran away, which was annoying, they take a lot of bullets or axe swings to bring down. Maybe I'm lucky but I feel sqrewed I didn't get attaked. Haha. Dragonalumni 06:59, February 1, 2012 (UTC)

Old World Blues Edit

These things have become incredibly dangerous since playing the Old World Blues DLC. Upwards of ~500 health each as seen by my level 43 courier. Sneak attack criticals with a Ranger Sequoia loaded with SWC .45-70 (with The Professional and Cowboy perks even) aren't enough to down these suckers anymore. Their bites are also about as potent as a slap from a Deathclaw.

  • I guess this would be a hint to take the Animal Friend perk when your character reaches level 44! 18:25, July 22, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc

  • I think nightstalker informations should be updated with a separate sections for OWB, though they share the same name with MW ones OWB nightstalkers have very different stats, up to 675 hp (in this Shadis is not unique), and I believe higher alerteness. I wonder if it'better add a note or creating whole different entries.

Mk65 08:55, July 28, 2011 (UTC)

I agree, Animal friend is a must in OWB, I'm level 46 and died three or four times exiting X-13 facility...

Incredibly hard to hit in VATS Edit

Is it me or are Nightstalkers really difficult to land a shot on in VATS? Even when it claims I have a 95% chance of hitting the targeted body part, I seem to miss at least half the time.--Darth Oblivion 18:27, August 8, 2011 (UTC)

Coming straight at you they don't seem that hard to hit, VATS seems to be a bit off if they're running to the side or perpendicular to you. UserGreatMara9mm Pistol 18:29, August 8, 2011 (UTC)
Thank god it's not just me. I have noticed the same as the posters above, you can only really use VATS if they're facing directly at you. Something must be off about their hit boxes. :( I've fired dozens of rounds in VATS when the head shows 95% likely to hit and not hit them once unless they were facing directly toward me. ElvisDumbledore - eschew obfuscation 03:16, September 10, 2011 (UTC)
All i can think of is to use one-hand fast shooting weapon then you should have beter luck landing some hits. The speed they move make it realy hard to shoot them whit sniper type weapon. If they close, targeting head is pointles becouse next what hapen is they will clipping inside player whit their head making it imposible to hit whit long weapons.

Pickpocketing Edit

The article states that although you can pickpocket them they hold no items. That's not true. I have the Animal Friend perk. When I tried it on one of the cloaked 'stalkers in X-13, not only was it carrying blood and 2 tails, I was able to successfully steal the blood with the standard karma loss.Servonut 12:33, August 29, 2011 (UTC)

Cripple Edit

Can some one tell me what is it whit this creature wen it come to crippling. I got Miss Fortune perk to test it and i realy cant tell if they affected even if evry body part is crippled. Some one will think standing attack insted of leaping attacks will make it easy to dodge but they insane cliping in to player make it so mach worse.