Each week a woman in Hampshire, England, suspends two coconuts on string from a washing line and watches the squirrels go crazy, according to Sky News.
She said: “I make a large hole in the coconut so that they can get into the flesh. The first time I saw them feeding I nearly died laughing, they looked just like a pair of spacemen.
Common Wood Pigeon ~ Ringeltaube ~ Columba palumbus
2014 © Jesse Alveo
Octopuses are going to kill us all someday
I had a biology teacher that told us this story about an octopus at an aquarium in Australia. The staff were concerned because their population of crustaceans kept disappearing. No bodies or anything. So they checked the video feed to find out what’s up.
Across from the the crustacean tank was a small octopus tank. This little fucker squeezed out of a tiny hole at the top of his tank, walk across the hall, and get into the crustacean tank. He would then hunt and eat. After he was done, he crawled back out and get back in his tank
Here’s the kicker: security guards patrolled the area. The staff realized that the octopus had memorized the security’s routine. It would escape and be back between the guards’ round.
holy fucking shit
these adorable cuties could take over the world
Boulenger’s Indian Gecko - Geckoella albofasciatus
Geckoella albofasciatus (Gekknoidae) is a species of gecko endemic to the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, in India.
According to the IUCN assessment, this species has often been confused with G. deccanensis and has only recently been resurrected from its synonymy by Bauer and Giri (2004). Species of Geckoella are sometimes allocated to the genus Cyrtodactylus. Molecular phylogenetic data reveal that Geckoella is embedded within Cyrtodactylus, but formal taxonomic action is pending.
G. albofasciatus is characterized by having heterogeneous, conical dorsal scales and juveniles posses a series of white dorsal trunk bands and a single, yellow nape band.
Geckoella geckos are mostly nocturnal, forest dwelling, insectivores, that are uncommonly encountered due to their secretive habits.
Photo credit: ©Thejasvi M. [Top] - [Bottom]
Locality; Karnataka, Western Ghats, India.