Deroceras laeve eggs! Do you see the little slug embryos inside?
This is a Mexican black king snake who has just shed and is feeling particularly handsome.
I will never get over how gorgeous their underside is. Ever.
Ya got a centopeed’s booly! “NO I GOT NOT LEGG! Je ‘t’accuse!” Pause, wait the arguemtn. “Que?” Halt a moment — - — — Speakest thou franch spansit and ingle? “Yuh? Took a language courses!” Aha! Thanks mexicott! 9.857/10
They have the most gorgeous belly scales I tell yuh whut
Simba is getting really big, he’s quite heavy now. He’s definitely not shy.
Juvenile rosy wolf snail (Euglandina rosea).
Snails Kiss On Cherries [photo by Vyacheslav Mishchenk]
THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANT MY LIFE TO BE
So I’m going through the betta tag to fill up my queue and I come across this picture.
I’m sorry, but whoever took and likes this picture is a piece of animal abusing trash. Fuck this whole situation being used as artistic and the awful photographer who thought animals ripping each other limb for limb for “art” was cool.
EDIT: For those who don’t understand why this is bad, I thought I should elaborate.
Betta fish are extremely aggressive towards their own species. The “stripes” you see on the fish are a sign of stress as they attack and kill each other.
They’re not “just fish”. These are pets that the artist bought and acquired, then decided to practice animal cruelty and abuse by having them kill each other. This is the same as forcing two dogs to fight. No, there is no difference.
Forcing any animals to fight for your own amusement or your sick, twisted version of artistic right is disgusting. The artist and anyone who likes this photo of two animals forced to suffer at the hands of the pet owner who should be providing them warmth, shelter, food, and safety is a horrible person who should feel bad about themselves and their choices.
Females, not fighting. Just bought from the shop… Get a grip.
I can, with much confidence, say you’re wrong. On a lot of things. Assuming the fish are females (which due to their body shape and fin type, I am 90% sure they are males and if you still think they’re female, I think you got ripped off), female betta fish will fight when in groups of two. They will murder each other as readily as males.
So the defense that they are females is not much at all.
Secondly, they have stress stripes. Which indicates, well, stress. They are scared. The one on the right has clear signs of fighting, with bite marks and fin rippage that the one on the left does not sport, suggesting the one on the left has been tearing into her.
Secondly, you should have been more concerned with getting the fish acclimated than stopping to take an artistic photo. It’s clear that they’re both extremely stressed out and just want some peace and quiet.
In any case, male or female, this situation is cruel and abusive. Furthermore, you titled this photo “Fish Fights.”, you piece of trash. Whether or not they were actually fighting, you were promoting betta fish fighting as something artistic and classy, which is sick. To put it in perspective, that’s like taking a picture of an injured dog with an angry one that looks ready to pounce and titling it “Look at how cute my dog fighting ring is! ^___^!!”
A bee extends its proboscis in response to flower scent. It’s part of the bee’s ‘memory test’ in experiments to determine if pesticides are harming them.
Video: Geraldine Wright.
The study is part of the Insect Pollinators Initiative, joint-funded by the BBSRC and other partners.
EEEEEEEE so cute!!!!!!!!!!! <3
So to celebrate the fact there are now over 50 people crazy enough to follow me, I’ve decided to do a little giveaway. For what you ask?
A custom Tf fleece hat! Check out my examples:
Winner gets a custom tf hat of a character of their choice~
- Some characters just…
ANIMALS IN NEED OF FOOD! PLEASE SHARE, OUR HOPE IS THAT OTHER SANCTUARIES WILL STEP UP AND HELP PROVIDE IMMEDIATE RELIEF.
Urgent plea from the Director of the Kharkiv Zoo in the Ukraine.
The animals are left to starve to death in Ukrainian zoo as their Government has cut off their funds to divert the money to the political unrest that is currently gripping the country.
The Director of the Zoo, Alexey Grigoriev, is making a public appeal to please get the word out and is asking for urgent help to save these animals. They are no longer getting donated food. The situation is quite desperate. Most zoos, during times of civil unrest in many countries, get de-funded as funds are usually diverted for military aid; many animals are usually put down. However, this zoo director is taking the compassionate step of publicly asking the global community for help for the animals.
We would like to ask if any sanctuaries can at all make any arrangements with the zoo, to please contact the zoo.
source- The Green Track Naturalist
The Yellow-spotted Sideneck (Podocnemis unifilis), known locally in Peru as “Terecaya,” is a historically important source of food. Unfortunately, the habit of excavating the nests of these turtles, easily found on sandy beaches, in order to consume the eggs, has severely reduced their numbers.