The Azaleaf is basically a hopping bush. It's about the size of a block, passive and similar to the Shulker in that it has a hitbox you can stand on. This does mean you can stand on them, but the Azaleap will hop around violently in an attempt to get you off. They're easily scared creatures, and will freeze up, close their eyes, and pretend to be a bush if the Player gets near. This is done because they look highly similar to the bush-things in the Lush Caves, seen at Minecraft Live. They can, however, be 'tamed'. Not like a cat or dog, but more in the way that you'd make an Ocelot trust you. This is done by feeding them Bonemeal. When tamed, they grow a nice flower on their head. They still hate being stood on, though! They can also be sheared! This will net you a few Azaleaf leaves, but they will also poke you with their thorns if you do so. The leaves will regrow in a while, but any tamed Azaleaps sheared will no longer be tamed. One last thing.. they can and will spawn on the surface! 2-3 will spawn upon generation within a 150-block radius of any Azalea trees. If you see one, chase it - you'll be lead straight to the tree! I feel this should exist in the game considering we only have, what? 1 other plant mob? I think plant-based creatures have a lot of variety that could be made in interesting ways. Your team likely gets hundreds of suggestions a day, but I hope I could at least make some impact in the creation of Caves & Cliffs. Keep up the amazing work!
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