I am the potoo
I spend most of my time sitting on the edges of tree branches,
pretending to be a stick or dead leaf
it’s not as easy as it looks
I sing virtually exclusively around the period of the full moon
because, according to legend,
I am a mournful spirit in love with the spirit of the moon
I approve of this so much.
I see someone put those Potoo pictures to good use
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
And now, a break to look at adorable snow leopards.
thetadelta: Snow leopard tail nomming compilation, because tails are just awesome.
Photos are from: tanidareal, leopatra-lionfur, denisesoden, rheazblaze, bledsoevball30, and eisenmann87 from DeviantART and barrybaskin from Flickr.
I love how they can manage to look judgmental and disapproving all while having their tails in their mouths.
I’ve reblogged this before, but I don’t care you’re not my mom.
Om nom nom, tasty tails.
Tail noms! :’)
I can’t— it’s too cute—- NGGGHHHHasfasdjdfkjdfjdsakgad *ded*
3 page comic about birds I did for PUMMEL.
Oh jesus this needs more notes!
This is perfect, and really sad.
Steve and Karen? Those are my parents’ names.
This is beautifully drawn and hilarious
becky was trippin’
Huskies make the best faces
We all know that feeling - a large lunch leaves us sprawled out on the sofa, unable to move. This juvenile red-tailed hawk was rendered immobile after eating too much. Photographer Steve Shinn managed to snap the stricken bird of prey on its back after a meal of a coot near a nature preserve in Long Beach, California. He says: I found this bird in a very unhawklike position looking very distressed. I called some folks who work for South Bay Wildlife Recovery. The stuffed critter was collected and taken in for some rest and recovery. A day later it was sitting on a perch and seemed none the worse for the gluttonous rampage.
Picture: Steve Shinn/Rex Features (via Pictures of the day: 14 January 2013 - Telegraph)
We periodically get calls for down birds who are young kids that just ate to damn much. We’ll take them sometimes, mostly to make the person who called us happy and release them the next day once they’ve digested.
This is a potoo post.
BEST FUCKING BIRD
It’s time for another visit to the Department of Awesome Animals We Never Knew Existed where we’ll meet (but not touch!) a creature that looks like it’s either an exceptionally stylish Tribble or Donald Trump’s hair gone astray.
This amazing creature, and yes it really is a living thing and not a walking toupée, is a yellow-coloured caterpillar. Specifically it’s the larvel form of the wonderfully furry Flannel Moth (Megalopyge opercularis). When it grows up it’ll look like this: But you still shouldn’t touch it!
“The caterpillar’s “hair” actually consists of setae, which are long, fine silky appendages that, in this case, can cause serious skin irritations. If an unlucky person tries to grab one, they will get a handful of venom, released when the setae poke into skin. Like a bee sting, the injuries can be painful but, for most, are not life threatening.”
Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer and conservation biologist Phil Torres spotted the caterpillar during a photography tour in an Amazon rainforest. The two men conduct rainforest expeditions from Posada Amazonas, a 30-bed rainforest lodge located in Peru.
I find this adorable
I want one
cutest little shit