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anyone else have that one villager that lived in your very first animal crossing town and you just love them unconditionally

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If it fits, it eats! The giant 🐜eater’s elongated head & nose are perfectly shaped to get in & out termite mounds & 🐜hills. The anteater’s narrow tongue is about 2 feet long and is shaped like a strand of spaghetti. This amazing tongue has teeny, backward-pointing spines covered in sticky saliva that aid in feeding. Relying on its acute sense of smell, the giant anteater detects an ant mound and swiftly rips into it with its sharp, formidable claws. It then darts its tongue inside (up to 150x per minute!), picking up the worker ants with that sticky saliva. (source)

Fun Fact of The Day: This dolphin here is actually using the puffer fish as a drug to induce a trance-like state. The skin of the puffer fish, in small amounts, is known to produce a narcotic effect. The behavior was captured by an award winning wildlife documentary producer, John Downer, and a zoologist, Rob Pilley, who states “Young dolphins are purposely experimenting with something we know to be intoxicating. After chewing it gently and passing it around, they began acting most peculiarly, hanging around with their noses at the surface as if fascinated by their own reflection.”

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