I just learned about the tenrec:
They’re kind of like hedgehog-shrew-opossum-otters. Also, one species looks like this:
Ever wonder what it would look like if a hedgehog had a baby with a shrew, and that baby grew up listening to way too much of the Dead Kennedys? Well, now you know. You’re welcome.
I have always, always loved the variety and strangeness of life on Earth. The weird ways organisms solve the problems they face fills me with unspeakable glee. So, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that there’s a bat with suction cup feet.
Image by Vitaliy Matveev via EDGE
Yes, the Sucker-Footed Bat has literal suction cups on his thumbs and feet. So, rather than hanging upside down like most bats, these bats are able to stick cheesy-’60s-spy-film-style to the sides of smooth leaves.
Like everything in Madagascar, the Sucker-Footed Bat has to deal with deforestation. Recently, there have been some arguments about how endangered they might be. They’ve been recently moved on the IUCN Redlist from Vulnerable to Least Concern. More information is needed to figure out what’s really going on with them.
Sadly, something like that last sentence is going to show up a lot on this blog.
SUCTION CUP FEET
OH MY GOD WHAT
It’s like a bunch of stoners who don’t know how bats work got together to make a cartoon about bats, but then it came to life. It’s wonderful.
Hey, look at this thing I made when I was in high school. It was for a class assignment.
Was I supposed to be doing lists of my favourite Pokemon? Oh, right…
Anyhow, last time I listed my top five favourite Bug types. This time we’re doing something a little… You know what? I refuse to say say “cooler,” because puns are lame. Except I already said it, didn’t I? Dammit… Whatever, point is, we’re doing my top five favourite Ice types.
Which of these… Not warm critters is the least warm? Well…
SOME GIFS I MADE OF THE CUTEST CUTIE!!! THE MOROCCAN FLIC FLAC SPIDER
gf: babe come over
me: im a fucking koala
gf: i have eucalyptus
THEY RUN LIKE FUCKING HAIR TOADS
Let’s see, do I want to work more on my short stories in real life, or play more Fallen London so I can write fake short stories in a game? Well, I suppose the better question would be “in which reality can I do paperwork for Hell and have a curmudgeonly pet bat?”
… Fallen London it is.