To breath they open and close their mouths to force water over their gills.
And, as you can see, they can be fairly sociable. They can be fairly territorial too, but it’s easy for them to get used to other eels, or even entirely different animals; they can be tamed and love to be petted. Some divers “befriend” wild ones who come to greet them and get cuddles even for years.
The bigger ones can easily bite your fingers off, sure, but the same goes for some dogs. They just don’t know their strength :(
I think moray eels may be my favourite type of sea creature. They’re just cute, goofy, and badass in all the right measures.
Raptor Surfing - The curious sport in which smaller birds fearlessly drive hawks & owls out of their territory by being incredibly annoying.
(All pictures are watermarked to their talented owners)
Did I ever tell you how much I love birds?
Fluffy white babbies.
ALL THE BUILDUP FOR THAT YOU WIGGLY NOODLE
ferrets are ridiculous
The graceful hunter!
I’ve seen some fuzzy jumping spiders before, but this is just absurd. Utterly adorable in literally every way, but absurd.
5) The mink (and basically every other type of mustelid, honestly):
4) This deer mouse:
3) Screech Owls:
2) The fossa:
1) Northern Ghost Bats:
Just look at the violent gleams in their eyes, those angry scowls! These guys will totally mess you up if you’re not careful.
Tando (via 500px / sleeping Tando by Hendy Mp)
These things are great. It’s like a sugar glider had babies with a lemur.