The Eastern Long-necked or Snake-necked Turtle has a really long neck that can’t fully retract into it’s shell, so instead they just hide it beneath their shell. They have a cobra-like, quick, strike attack and a skunk-like ability to release a pungent smelling substance from their armpits/groin when disturbed.
The Vietnamese Centipede is around 8 inches long with a powerful poisonous bite that could put you in the hospital. They are quick, aggressive and nervous creatures, ready to strike at all times. They’ll eat almost anything sometimes even dining on mice, small reptiles and amphibians.
The Hawk can spot it’s prey from 100 feet in the air. That’s 8x better eyesight than a human! Hawks can reach speeds of over 240km/h when flying.
Sea Bass! What?! You again? Sometimes, With Black Sea Bass, if there aren’t enough male bass in a group the larger females will become male!
The Legless Lizard looks like a snake, but is actually from a separate evolutionary lineage closely related to a gecko. It’s also known as the Glass Lizard because when threatened, like most lizards, it detaches it’s tail, but the tail often breaks into many distracting and wriggling pieces. Unlike snakes, the legless lizard has moving eyelids, a fleshy lizard tongue and is lacking a hinged jaw and the ability to constrict prey.
The familiar LadyBug aka LadyBird aka LadyBeetle, like most beetles experience metamorphosis. In it’s larvae stage, they look like a cross between a caterpillar, a centipede, and a wasp, with vivid orange/yellow markings. When startled, ladybugs bleed a foul smelling alkaloid ooze from their knees to deter predators. 🐞
Dolphins have sweet mind powers. They emit sound waves that bounce back and allow them to mentally visualize their surroundings aka echolocation. They also rest only half of their brain at a time while sleeping. They keep the other half-brain alert to regulate breathing and keep aware of surroundings. Baby dolphin calfs are born with whiskers that are lost later on.
♥ ♥ ♥ HAPPY VALENTINES ♥ ♥ ♥
Animal A Day Valentines Edition: The Whitetail Fawn is born with white spots for camo purposes, but 3-4 months later the spots are lost. The fawn is also born odorless so predators can’t track him. The mother doe will keep her distance for a few days after birth to assure her young remains safe and odorless.
Animal A Day Valentines Edition: The Chicken is the closest living relative to the T-Rex. If you met a chicken, it would likely remember you and there’s a chance it will dream about you too.
Animal A Day Valentines Edition : A group of Pugs is called a grumble. If you have a Dog, you have a secret admirer~ … According to recent yawning studies, Scientists have concluded that dogs are emotionally connected to their owners because they often demonstrate contagious yawning when their owner is yawning. Contagious yawning is a sign of empathy and community within a select few of the animal kingdom’s social packs. Your dog is more likely to yawn after you than after a stranger.
Animal A Day Valentines Edition: No one falls better than cats. When airborne, the cat has an amazing balance-correction ability that helps it to rotate and land on it’s feet even if there is no initial rotational momentum to utilize! When it comes to the unfortunate hot mess known as cat courtship, love hurts… literally :-0