Yes. I copied the ANIMATION_08_INTERNAL macro across into a new file in utils.
The change was what you had commented out for testing -- changing the type of unit "Don" to "Anicient Feral Dragon" and setting variables initialization. Look at this unit bottom-right from the start and you should see it chomping?
Indeed. He is chomping away! I did not notice him before. Now I'm really confused. It's clearly working in this case. Thanks for your time in helping me get this sorted out. If I could just ask for one more favor. Move shifty north onto one of those small gold piles, and when the dragon in that vicinity turns friendly, do an inspect. You should see that the variable eating is set to true, and he's not animating. This may not have anything to do at all with the animation changes, but I would like to verify that I am not crazy!