Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 11:01 pm

Banded Flower Mantis


¡¡ʇuǝllǝɔxƎ




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 06:00 pm

African Lion_7


When he knows you’re lion.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 02:01 pm

Bateleur Eagle_1


Eagle wondering why there are green grapes but golden raisins.


Where does the blue go?




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 11:01 pm

Diving Beetle_2


It’s taken a lot of practice, but I’m finally getting decent photos of diving beetles mid-dive.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 06:00 pm

Dwarf Mongoose_8


It can be very hard to positively identify certain animals, particularly insects. For example, with dragonflies, you have to know the colour and patternings on their body, but you sometimes also have to know general size, where they’re located, and the time of the year you saw them.


Of course, it helps if they’re also not partially inside of a mongoose.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 02:01 pm

Andean Bear


Andean bear wondering if he can get away with selling “Asteroid and Meteor Insurance” and refusing to pay out for claims on the basis that those were all actually meteorites.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 11:01 pm

Salmon Crested Cockatoo_7


“They put high fructose corn syrup in everything these days!”




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 06:00 pm

Talapoin Monkey_1


The zoo called this a “talapoin”, but there are two species of talapoins, the Angolan and the Gabon. Not knowing what made them different, I went a-searchin and came across the following claim:


“Unlike the related Angolan talapoin, the Gabon talapoin has flesh-coloured (not blackish) ears and facial skin.” (from The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals, by way of Wikipedia)


Now maybe it’s just me, but it seems that the ears and facial skin or any monkey, whatever they look, would be flesh-coloured.


Crayola’s got a lot to answer for.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 02:01 pm

Sun Bear_3


That feeling when you finally build up the energy to go climbing only to run out of tree.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 11:01 pm

Carol and Stick Insect_4


If you volunteer at the zoo (or get an internship), you might get to hold a bug* too.


* Technically, a stick insect is not a bug because it doesn’t suck. It chews instead.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 06:00 pm

Prairie Dog_10


I will discharge it in either your straw-colour

beard, your orange-tawny beard, your purple-in-grain

beard, or your French-crown-colour beard, your

perfect yellow.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 02:00 pm

Grackle_2


Grackle starting to think this isn’t St. Louis after all.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 11:01 pm

Russian Squirrel


Squirrel pondering his investment options.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 06:01 pm

Prairie Dog_8


I do digest the poison of thy flesh,

Being strumpeted by thy contagion.

Keep then far league and truce with thy true bed;

I live unstain’d, thou undishonoured.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 02:01 pm

Cow


Some cows aren’t tall enough to lick the food out of people’s hands.


Some cows have developed workarounds.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Monday, September 18th, 2017 11:00 pm

Pallas Cat_7


One of these guard cats only tells lies. The other only tells lies as well.


Basically, cats don’t care about your petty human concept of “truth”.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Monday, September 18th, 2017 06:01 pm

Prairie Dog_5


“Thou wilt be throng’d to shortly.”




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Monday, September 18th, 2017 02:01 pm

Porcupine_1


Porcupine that just downloaded the Shazam app and is realizing that it is of no use whatsoever in identifying the plaintful music that he hears in his dreams, echoing strains of melody like tendrils holding his mind hostage until the wee hours of the morning yawn and spread wide to welcome the day.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 11:00 pm

Pallas Cat_6


Pallas cat kittens are not all equally brave.




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.
Sunday, September 17th, 2017 06:00 pm

Meerkat_6


And then he got him to a rock aloft,

Where having spied her tower, long stared he on’t,

And prayed the narrow toiling Hellespont

To part in twain, that he might come and go;

But still the rising billows answered, “No.”




Originally posted at stories.starmind.org.