As Officer Nimura tried to crawl away and escape, the foul air around him whirled about in a circle.
What's that! What's going on...?!
Still crawling, Nimura put his hand on the pistol holstered on his waist. A strange gurgling sound was audible high in the air above him. Looking up, he was struck speechless and forgot to draw his gun. An enormous serpent, its black scales glittering in the moonlight, had its red maw wide open, the end of its long tongue at the tip of his nose.