Something’s up and you don’t like it. This pond isn’t what it used to be back in its heyday (several minutes ago).
You retract all your pseudo-appendages into a single blob. Then you form a cyst wall around yourself. No one’s gettin’ into your cell, bucko.
You’re fully protected and not busy changing shape. This might actually be a good time to make daughter cells? When the pond gets a little nicer, your wall comes down and you pop out a kid.
Wistfully, you watch the little darling propel away. It has such a bright future. Who knows? It may grow up to eat a human’s brain!
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