I have to say it

dear god they are... and i thought they were just small footed serpents.... but they are spiny mustelids. Well, now that that's settled, we can only see why such a design is suitable for Conan, after all, Conan did war with the servants of Set on a regular basis, and the Mongoose is renowned for its snake hunting ability, right?

just as well that Conan should be championed by the mighty mustelid.