prowlish:

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pardonmewhileipanic:

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pardonmewhileipanic:

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Crow: CROW YES!

It’s actually impossible to measure how many fucks a corvid give because there is no device sensitive enough to register such a tiny amount.

science/animal side of tumblr… explain to me the birb thing

Tail Pulling is a behavior noted in many corvids. The practical application is to create a distraction that will allow the birb to make off with the target’s food. Imagine being in the lunch room and a large fellow has a Twinkie you covet. You can’t just take it from him because he’ll defend his Twinkie. But if you thwap him on the back of his neck and then dash around to snag the Twinkie while he investigates, you stand a decent chance of enjoying spongey goodness. This is basically that in birb form.

Except corvids don’t only do this as a distraction. Sometimes they seem to just being doing it to mess with other animals/birbs. But to use my lunch room analogy, there are times you might thwap someone sneakily on the back of the neck just for amusement. Primates exhibit behavior that appears to be just be annoying other animals for amusement. Given how intelligent crows are, its not unlikely that this is a manifestation of an innate desire to just fuck with someone else for the fun of it. Such as this from the link above:

THANK YOU FOR THE BIRB KNOWLEDGE

Lmfaooooo assholes

birds really are such assholes

Reblogged from copygeijutsuka

buggirl:

I am so very excited to share this story with you as it was one of those rare treats in life where I realize how lucky I was to witness this animal in the wild. 

This is a male pinocchio anole, Anolis proboscis.  Until recently it was thought to be extinct until some people found it near the small town of Mindo, Ecuador.  While we were in the rainforest near Mindo, we decided to look for it just for shits and giggles.  We did not expect to find it.  One, it’s one of the rarest lizards in the world, and two, it hangs out in the top of the canopy.  We were just poking around in a yard type area near a road when my herpetologist friend, Leah, started screaming “I found one!!”. He was just sitting there near the side of a road in a bush.  Just right there within reach, an animal thought to be completely wiped off the planet!  We had a little photo shoot with the rare animal then returned him to the leaf he was lazily resting on.   It was quite an experience.  After returning to camp, one of the biologists contacted her friend who wrote the book “Reptiles of Mindo” and he told her we were of only a few hundred people in the world who have encountered this animal!  What a treat!

You may read more about the Pinocchio Lizard here.

Reblogged from reptiglo

thebrainscoop:

Teeth rows of a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Often times the teeth of a shark are the only evidence of that species’ existence in the fossil record - their cartilaginous skeletons fail to preserve with the same frequency. These teeth, however, are not bone - they’re modified placoid plates; in other words, scales. 

thebrainscoop:

Teeth rows of a tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Often times the teeth of a shark are the only evidence of that species’ existence in the fossil record - their cartilaginous skeletons fail to preserve with the same frequency. These teeth, however, are not bone - they’re modified placoid plates; in other words, scales. 

Reblogged from thebrainscoop

answer and ask, tagged by copygeijutsuka

Rule one: Always post the rules

Rule two: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 10 new ones

Rule three: Tag 11 people and link them to the post

Rule four: Actually tell them you linked them

My Answers:

1. What’s your idea of the perfect way to spend an afternoon?

Summer: looking for cool animals/dead stuff with a friend. Winter: practicing cello.

2. What’s your favorite snack?

Grapes or carrots

3. What is one of your weird habits?

I tend to eat the same thing every day for weeks at a time. (currently: spring rolls)

4. What do you like most about yourself?

I’m decently creative.

5. What is the nicest thing a stranger has done for you?

Introduced themself and asked to hang out. That’s not really something they did for me, but making friends is nice and i’m too chicken to talk to people myself.

6. What is one thing you’d like to do, but don’t currently have the guts to carry out?

Get an apartment and move out, although it’s more than a lack of guts preventing me from doing that at the moment.

7. What is one irrational fear of yours?

Running down a child with a car and not being able to stop.

8. How do you feel about small humans between the ages of 1 and 10 years?

As long as there aren’t diapers involved, they’re golden. Babies scare me. Too many fluids. Too much screaming.

9. What is your favorite household chore?

Cleaning and feeding the mice. I like to make them cardboard houses to explore.

10. When was a time you procrastinated and deeply regretted it?

I’m procrastinating and deeply regretting it right now.

My Questions:

1. What was your favorite children’s book?

2. If you had to lose a body part, what would you choose?

3. What is your dream job?

4. Preferred footwear?

5. If you were stranded in the wilderness with nothing but the clothes on your back, what would you do?

6. What has it got in its pocketses?

7. What is your favorite drink?

8. Do you collect things? If so, what?

9. If you could turn into an animal, what would you turn into?

10. What is your favorite book villain?

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