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Appalachian Mud Squid
Kingdom Animalia
Habitat Georgia, United States of America
Color Various (usually shades of Green)
Height Approximately 2 feet or smaller

The Appalachian mud squid is a species of squid located in the Appalachian mountains of the United States in the state of Georgia. Despite being drunks and illiterate, they are very intelligent for animals as they talk, hold objects, drive and perform several other human activities.


A mud squid's internal anatomy.

The squids are small compared to most humans, but their sizes are different among each other. The squids are said to be invertebrates, however they have been shown with having bones and have broken them on several occasions. The Appalachian Mud Squid does have the ability to squirt ink from their funnel like most other species of squid.  They have been shown to have up to 9 tentacles (Early in "Velvet Messiah") but many have only 5 (Granny). The squid color varies from Green to Pink to Orange. They are also extremely resilient creatures, able to survive and endure great pain, punishment and also having the ability of extraordinary regeneration from lethal wounds. Later episodes revealed that all Squids are hermaphrodite, meaning they have both male and female genitalia, unlike the real-life aquatic squid, their genitalia is located underneath their them and it is not one of their limbs, though two of Early's limbs are depicted as genitalia in the episodes "Frivolacious Squidigation" and "Asbestos I Can." In the episode "There's Sucker Porn Every Minute", the beak of the Appalachian Mud Squid species is revealed and the beak is revealed to be their own genitalia, which is a mouth that can speak, though in "Debased Ball", Granny's genitalia was blurred onscreen.


The Mud Squids were some of the many aquatic creatures that were living in the Americas when the entire north was flooded by the Atlantic Ocean. As time passed, the ocean subsided to form the geography that is today and during that process, the squids began evolving to walk on land. According to Cuyler, the Squids inhabited the lands of Dougal County since the time of the Indian (aka Native Americans), where they fought a great war which resulted in their complete defeat in a matter of minutes. Later on they would be enslaved by American Southerners in rural plantation, yet when the Civil War ended, the rebels tried but failed to give them to the Yankee's, citing that they are lazy, welfare-sponging, disgusting tasting, useless waste of space. Due to their nature, they were for the longest time treated harshly by the residents of the south, and sometimes continue to be treated as such to this day. They are currently residents of Dougal county.

However, in Season 4, the Sheriff hints that the Squids might've come from, "-a nuclear accident or space". Granny Cuyler appears to be the last "pure" breed of Mud squids as the other squids were born with a human as one of the parents. However, this could be false as Ga Ga Cuyler appears to be pure squid and since he is the father of Early and Lil it is most likely they are pure bred as well and may take more after their father than Granny.


The Squids are considered to be at the brink of extinction, this is most likely due to the hazardous conditions and environments they live in, as well as the dangers they cause to themselves, as they are constantly fighting, taking drugs and drinking alcohol. Likewise, the reason for their near extinction is their complete disregard for their offspring, where many leave dozens of them to their deaths either by their own motives or by the great misfortune that follows their entire species.

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  • In a Adult Swim bump, Adult swim stated the Mud squid's natural enemy is the Australian Cuttlefish.
  • Apparently, as shown with Lil, a female mud squid gives live birth, and can mate with several males and conceive the sperm of each father individually.
  • Appalachian Mud Squid's are shown to have bones in some episodes despite them being invertebrates.
  • Despite being part of the Cuyler family, Mammy Cuyler is actually not a member of the Appalachian Mud Squid species, she is technically a Tardigrade instead.
  • While the species is capable of surviving on land, these squids don't seem to be capable of swimming or surviving in the waters, as shown in some episodes such as "Velvet Messiah" and "Muscadine Wine", with Early drowning in the ocean waters in the latter episode, though a few episodes do show Early swimming in water on rare occasions without drowning such as in the episode "Greener Pastor."
  • They could be based off the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, a hoax mollusk that is said to live on land.