I’ve seen a lot of videos going around of urban-dwelling critters coming to humans for help with various problems, ranging from boxes stuck on their heads to young trapped down a storm drain, and it’s gotten me to thinking:
On the one hand, it’s kind of fascinating that they know to do that.
On the other hand, setting any questions of how this sort of behaviour must have arisen aside for the nonce, does it ever strike you how weird it is that we’ve got a whole collection of prey species whose basic problem-solving script ends with the step “if all else fails, go bother one of the local apex predators and maybe they’ll fix the problem for no reason”?
Mauritius ornate day gecko is a diurnal species of geckos. It occurs on the island Mauritius
and some surrounding islands and typically inhabits different trees and
bushes. The Mauritius ornate day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. This Gecko is one of the smallest day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 12 cm. The body colour is quite variable. It can be bluish green, green with a blue area on the front back, or completely blue.
Nemoptera bipennis is a species of slow flying insect in the family Nemopteridae or spoonwings. It is found in Spain, Portugal and France. Nemoptera bipennis lives in calcareous areas with low vegetation.
The Okeanos Explorer has discovered a very cute octopus at a depth of 4,290 metres.
This is the deepest an octopus of this particular sub order of octopus has ever been seen.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noted this is a completely unsubscribed species and perhaps not belonging to any specific genus. Highlighting how little we still know about the creatures in the depths of our oceans.
It’s actually diluted bee regurgitation. Bees collect nectar and store it in a honey crop (sometimes called a “honey stomach” but it’s not a stomach at all, more of a storage sac), where it’s mixed with an enzyme. The nectar is then regurgitated into honey comb and that’s how honey is made.
Here’s an incredible photo - this is a baby albino green sea turtle! It hatched on an Australian beach in 2016!
It is estimated that only 1 in 1000 hatchling Green Sea Turtles will survive to adulthood, sadly this beautiful animal faces even greater challenges than most. The loss of natural camouflage leaves albino wild animals more vulnerable to predators and makes them significantly more visible to their prey.