I personally think that they eat the elusive wugberries.
Eric proposes wugworms.
They eat the one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eaters, and are therefore worshiped as saviors by the purple people
Whoa… Can I just say that I never thought of one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eaters as eating purple people, but just people and they are purple. HOW IGNORANT TO THE PLIGHT OF PURPLE PEOPLE HAVE I BEEN?
At least my idols—the wugs—have taken to helping them out :3
It says ‘I like eating purple people’ in the song, but I spent part of my childhood trying to work out the ambiguity in that song too.
It can also be interpreted as “one-eyed one-horned (flying purple people) eater” or “one-eyed (one-horned flying purple people) eater” or “(one-eyed one-horned flying purple people) eater”! Yay for syntactic ambiguity!
I think there are actually 5 different options for what this creature eats.
I’m not sure what wugs eat, but they definitely drink from m(w)ugs.