Y'all please take a moment to laugh at this ridiculous animal.
As his enrichment for the day, I put two Easter eggs, a seahorse dive stick, and a blue disk that clicks together into a fish bowl. My goal was for him to go into the bowl and find the pieces of shrimp that were hidden inside a few of the objects.
Instead, this crazy octopus simply grabbed ALL of the objects out of the bowl and carried them over to his little cave to keep to himself (will post video later). What a rotten, hilarious, and incredibly smart little nugget! 😂😝❤️
Two stages of the development of a [European squid] are visible in the picture. These eggs are about 3mm in diameter; when the little squid inside has used up all the nutrients (all the yolk that is attached to it), it plops its suckers to the inside of the diaphragm and releases enzymes that will aid opening the shell, pushing through the opening - and a tiny new ALIEN of the DEEP is born :]
Notice the CHROMATOPHORES already embedded in its skin and the tiny little SIPHON… BTW, the SQUID on the left is actually laying on its back…
European Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris (Passeriformes - Sturnidae), were first brought to North America by Shakespeare enthusiasts in the nineteenth century. They are now among the continent’s most numerous songbirds.
European Starlings are stocky black birds with short tails, triangular wings, and long, pointed bills. Though they’re sometimes resented for their abundance and aggressiveness, they’re still dazzling birds to look at.
Covered in white spots during winter, they turn dark and glossy in summer. For much of the year, they flock in the sky and mob lawns in big, noisy flocks.
My illustration for the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and the birth of the Wonderland universe, celebrated in Sinaloa with a collective expo and a lot of different activities to promote reading for children.