carnivorous reptiles are not


Dedications | Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events


“Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one tiny action. If this is true, then the book you are reading now is the perfect thing to drop into a pond.”
- Lemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril

“Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”

Lemony Snicket

Originally posted by asouesource

“Feeding mice/rats to snakes is animal abuse.”

*deep breath* A girl overheard me telling my friend that I got a snake and proceeded to ask me what he ate. I responded rat pups. She then proceeds to say “That’s animal abuse. You can’t kill animals for another one. You’re encouraging animal cruelty.”
I ask, because I am a civil fucking human being and a justice-loving stereotypical libra, “Do you have a dog, cat, or fish?”
“Two chihuahuas.”
“Do you know what wolves eat?”
“…deer, i guess? Why?”
“Do you know what’s in your dog food? Meat. You know where meat comes from? ANIMALS. Probably chickens. Have you seen a farmer slaughter a chicken? They hang them upside down by their feet and slit their throat. My snake eats humanely killed frozen rats, who were given the same injection you would give old Rover. Which seems more cruel?”
Every animal in my house besides my pleco and hamster are CARNIVORES. They eat MEAT. Hell, I EAT MEAT. Does that mean I support animal cruelty? No. Get out of my face.
I would never put animal in my care on a diet that they or their undomesticated relatives wouldn’t get. Now I don’t mean I go to Africa and catch shrews for my ball python. I do what I can with what I have available. And I don’t go out and by my 10 frozen pups cackling and thinking, “Time to go encourage more death.” I buy them to care for my pet. Kabuki is a 10 month old ball python with a diet consisting of F/T rats. And there is nothing that you could say to make me feed him anything that wasn’t what he needs.


Like Violet, like Klaus, and like Sunny, I visit certain graves, and often spend my mornings standing on a brae, staring out at the same sea. It is not the whole story, of course, but it is enough. Under the circumstances, it is the best for which you can hope


The secrets behind T. rex’s bone crushing bites: Researchers find T. rex could crush 8,000 pounds

The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new study by a Florida State University-Oklahoma State University research team.

In a study published today in Scientific Reports, Florida State University Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson and Paul Gignac, assistant professor of Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, explain how T. rex could pulverize bones – a capacity known as extreme osteophagy that is typically seen in living carnivorous mammals such as wolves and hyenas, but not reptiles whose teeth do not allow for chewing up bones.

Erickson and Gignac found that this prehistoric reptile could chow down with nearly 8,000 pounds of force, which is more than two times greater than the bite force of the largest living crocodiles – today’s bite force champions. At the same time, their long, conical teeth generated an astounding 431,000 pounds per square inch of bone-failing tooth pressures.

This allowed T. rex to drive open cracks in bone during repetitive, mammal-like biting and produce high-pressure fracture arcades, leading to a catastrophic explosion of some bones.

“It was this bone-crunching acumen that helped T. rex to more fully exploit the carcasses of large horned-dinosaurs and duck-billed hadrosaurids whose bones, rich in mineral salts and marrow, were unavailable to smaller, less equipped carnivorous dinosaurs,” Gignac said.

The researchers built on their extensive experience testing and modeling how the musculature of living crocodilians, which are close relatives of dinosaurs, contribute to bite forces. They then compared the results with birds, which are modern-day dinosaurs, and generated a model for T. rex.

From their work on crocodilians, they realized that high bite forces were only part of the story. To understand how the giant dinosaur consumed bone, Erickson and Gignac also needed to understand how those forces were transmitted through the teeth, a measurement they call tooth pressure.

“Having high bite force doesn’t necessarily mean an animal can puncture hide or pulverize bone, tooth pressure is the biomechanically more relevant parameter,” Erickson said. “It is like assuming a 600 horsepower engine guarantees speed. In a Ferrari, sure, but not for a dump truck.”

In current day, well-known bone crunchers like spotted hyenas and gray wolves have occluding teeth that are used to finely fragment long bones for access to the marrow inside – a hallmark feature of mammalian osteophagy. Tyrannosaurus rex appears to be unique among reptiles for achieving this mammal-like ability but without specialized, occluding dentition.

The new study is one of several by the authors and their colleagues that now show how sophisticated feeding abilities, most like those of modern mammals and their immediate ancestors, actually first appeared in reptiles during the Age of the Dinosaurs.

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  • Me: I'll only be on Tumblr for five minutes.
  • Lemony: many things can and will be done in five minutes, such as eating a bowl of your favorite sugary cereal, counting to one hundred, setting fire to a house, or tricking a banker into thinking your name is Yessica Haircut. However, being on Tumblr for only five minutes was not one of those things.
Russian Vocabulary - The Zoo

зоопарк (m) zoo

экспонат (m) exhibit

информация (f) information

дерево (n) tree

трава (f)  grass

цветок (m) flower

ленивец (m) sloth

зебра (f) zebra

жираф (m) giraffe 

обезьяна (f) monkey

горилла (f) gorilla

слон (m) elephant

медведь (m) bear

медвежонок (m) bear cub

белый медведь polar bear

лев (m)  lion

львенок (m) lion cub

тигр (m) tiger

леопард (m) leopard

гепард (m) cheetah

ягуар (m) jaguar

носорог (m) rhino

бегемот или гиппопотам (m) hippo

антилопа (f) antelope 

крокодил (m) crocodile

aллигатор (m) alligator

птица (f) bird

фламинго (m) flamingo

кукабарра (f) kookaburra

страус (m) ostrich

змея (f) snake

саламандра (f) salamander

млекопитающее (n) mammal

рептилия (f) reptile

дикий wild

плотоядный carnivore

всеядный omnivore

травоядный herbivore

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Ending Illustrations Easter Egg

At the end of each book in A Series of Unfortunate Events is an illustration. In each picture, there is a clue as to what the next book is going to be about. I’ve circled the clues in the first 11 books (up through The Grim Grotto), but can’t find the clue in The Penultimate Peril that hints to The End. Does anyone know what the clue at the end of the 12th book is?

Second Fan Poster from Netflix new serie “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” D: I’m so exited to see some new characters, and i was trying to reflect the ashes in all this good vs evil fight in all this VFD stuff…

From my friends who help make the other poster viral, thank u! :D Like i said i didn’t knew when this is going to happen, but been realistic i’m pretty shure is not going to be for next year… but finger crossed! jajaja 


David Mazouz as Klaus Baudelaire [x]

“Klaus was a little older than twelve and wore glasses, which made him look intelligent. He was intelligent. The Baudelaire parents had an enormous library in their mansion, a room filled with thousands of books on nearly every subject. Being only twelve, Klaus of course had not read all of the books in the Baudelaire library, but he had read a great many of them and had retained a lot of the information from his readings.”

Tiny Baby Chameleons Hatch at the Tennessee Aquarium

Small in size, but BIG on cute, four baby Panther Chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) recently hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium from eggs laid in January of this year. After hatching, the babies measured in at around two inches long and are now growing quickly under the care provided by Tennessee Aquarium herpetologists.

The daily routine for these tiny reptiles includes feeding them small insects along with calcium and vitamins twice a day, cleaning their environment and spraying them with lukewarm water. Right now these babies, along with their parents, live in a backup area at the Aquarium, but it is hoped that these creatures will be viewable by the public in the near future.

Panther Chameleons are native to tropical forest biome areas of Madagascar. Like other chameleon species, Panther Chameleons display a wide array of colors. Females are typically peach, pink or grey while the males have red, blue or green color patterns. Babies have a more neutral coloring until they reach reproductive maturity at several months old.

These fascinating reptiles are carnivorous and eat a variety of insects in the wild. Chameleons are stealthy hunters, using a sticky, mucus-covered tongue to strike their prey and pull it back into their mouths.

This Friday, October 21 is Reptile Awareness Day – a day to celebrate reptiles and to highlight the challenges and threats they face in their natural habitats. According to a study published by the Zoological Society of London in conjunction with the IUCN Species Survival Commission, nearly one in five reptile species is struggling to survive in the wild.

Look away, look away, there’s nothing but horror and inconvenience on the way, ask any stable person should I watch and they will say look away, look away, look away, look away, look away

anonymous asked:

Here's another one then. Dinosaurs, Pterasaurs and Marine Reptiles in WoF. These can include the Dracorex (a carnivore looking herbivore (dinosaur)), Quetzalcoatlus (pterasaur the size of a giraffe) and Ichthyosaurus (Marine Reptile). How's that for a slice of fried gold?



Wings of Fire Dinosaurs AU:

-The DoD had only ever read about the dinosaurs
-The first time any of them saw one was in the Arena
-Prisoners were forced to fight things like packs of velociraptors and a t-rex
-Starflight was shook
-Tsunami hopes that the Kingdom of the Sea will be better
-It isn’t
-Schools of Ichthyosaurus mean that traveling to the Summer Palace by sea is unsafe, so they take the air
-However, the Ichthyosaurus are considered delicacies
-Tanystropheus are actually trained and used to guard the palace
-However, introducing them meant that now the Bay of a Thousand Scales is covered in them
-The SeaWings don’t really do much about this, as it means the guards will be less suspicious, but there is a small task force for when they attack SeaWings
-Mosasaurus are, however, a real problem
-Many packs circle the Deep Palace, and more than once they’ve killed unsuspecting dragons
-SeaWings are constantly developing ways to ward them off
-Few dinosaurs have adapted to the Rainforest, and even fewer are commonly seen, other than birds
-The only ‘dinosaur’ that’s commonly seen are Archaeopteryx
-They’ve adapted to have brightly colored plumage, like macaws
-They’re common pets, behind sloths
-However, some Quetzalcoatlus have adapted to the environment
-They nest in the Emergent layer, far away from the RainWings, and few have seen their nests
-They’re usually peaceful, except for occasional attacks
-However, over time, RainWings TRAINED THEM
-Is this realistic? No
-Do I care? Also no
-A common RainWing sport is Quetzalcoatlus riding
-Only the real daredevils do it, though
-When Glory found out about this, she flIPPED OUT
-All these years she’d been told her tribe is lazy and useless
-And they mostly are
-But they also ride giant winged beasts as a hobby
-She quickly picks it up, and convinces the others to try
-They all love it
-Because they’re flying
-But they’re not getting TIRED
-Tsunami declares this is a great way to save energy in long-distance travel
-She begins training a select group of Quetzalcoatlus for battle
-There are no dinosaurs on the NightWing Island
-Starflight wishes there were, just so he’d have something familiar
-Few, especially adapted Pachycephalosaurus live around the oases
-The Outclaws adopted them as their kind of trained guard dogs
-Thorn has a pet one named Beetle
-No dinosaurs are able to survive in the northernmost parts of the Ice Kingdom, but Cryolophosaurus are known to roam further south
-Winter’s intrigued by dinosaurs
-He isn’t able to pick up a pet dino, instead having to go with a scavenger
-Lambeosaurus are a common food source in the Mud Kingdom, though Clay and his troop hate them, as they’re what he was traded for

This is the kind of ask that’s just REALLY fun

Dinosaur? Dinosaur! Tony Stark One-Shot

Title: Dinosaur? Dinosaur!

Pairing: FAMILY Female-Reader x Tony Stark.

Prompt:  Anon: Omg so I’m new to your blog and I love it!! Can I just say that the velociraptor imagine was hysterical?! Anyway I could request that into a oneshot where we see how all the avengers are affected by the velociraptor in the Tower? Bonus points if reader is Tony’s daughter and he just doesn’t know whether to be extremely pissed off or proud that she was genius enough to pull that off. lmfaooo

Triggers: none.

Enjoy! :D

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