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I painted this based on the mindset I was in after watching a really upsetting YouTube video of a woman who misrepresents and mistreats her wolfdog. So I guess I wanted to depict a dog masquerading as a wolf, but somewhat painfully, to say that no one benefits from lies when animals are involved, especially not the animal. You can dress them up as much as you like, lie about their breed and behavior all you want, but in the end, the animal always suffers.
Like many mammals, sheep have highly reflective eyes due to a unique tapetum lucidum, making their eyes glow white when the darkness is broken with light. This shepherd got quite a shock when he decided to snap a photograph of his flock.
Here is a description of a freaky marine creature for you for the day:
About three feet long and glistening black with a pink, fleshy appendage, it looks like the entrails of an alien from a bad horror film. In fact, it is a giant shipworm.
Discovered in the mud of a shallow lagoon in the Philippines, a living creature of the species has never been described before – even though its existence has been known for more than 200 years thanks to fossils of the baseball bat-sized tubes that encompass the creature.
As is usually the case, though, this creature is not harmful to us – heck, we hardly know anything about it! Be sure to read the original article for all the strange features of the giant shipworm.
Footage of a supposed “sewer alligator” has emerged on the internet. Stories of the animals living in city sewer systems date back as early as the 1920’s and are usually thought of as mere legends, but several photographs, such as this recent one, may prove otherwise. It is thought that baby gators were bought from pet shops by unknowing owners and were cruelly flushed down the toilet or discarded into rivers when they began to grow rapidly. Many people think that some alligators survived and managed to breed, producing a long line of these underground “sewer gators”.