Grunt in a barrel
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At the waterfall, a Grunt in a wooden barrel will spawn after a random period of time and fall over the waterfall. If it lands in the water, it will sink and disappear, but one can create a structure on Forge to catch the Grunt.
The Grunt itself has no mask, no methane pack, and does not move or respond. It is in its default "T-pose" wearing untextured armor (causing it to appear as solid black) and is standing inside a wooden barrel. The Easter egg as a whole is a reference to adventurers who had ridden over Niagara Falls in a barrel, such as Annie Edson Taylor, or Bobby Leach.