Masks worn by plague doctors. It had glass eye openings and a cone nose shaped like a beak to hold scented substances and straw.
Giant hole mysteriously forms in Siberia, and nobody knows why
The gaping 260-foot-wide hole was spotted in an area of Siberia known as “the end of the world.”
I’m so excited because I found out today that this little guy exists
He’s a Western Blind Snake and he looks like a very shiny earthworm
HE LOOKS SO HAPPY
The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there.
Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely sharp tusks, slashing at rivals with downward head swings.
When not actively shanking others, the tusks can be folded back slightly., so they don’t interfere with eating.
Photographs of the wunderkammer collection of internationally renown interior designer, Jacques Garcia. Photographed at his home, Chateau du Champ de Bataille. ( source )
ALL* the fanged deer species
*except some of these have multiple species therein
Water Chevrotain (in the family Tragulidae, not cervidae, like true deer)
Musk Deer (In the family Moschidae)
Marriage & Family
- There are unlucky days to be married:
- January - 1, 2, 6, 14, 27
February - 1, 17, 19
March - 11, 26
April - 10, 27, 28
May - 11, 12
June - 19
July - 18, 21
August - 2, 26, 27
September - 10, 18
October - 6
November - 6, 17
December - 5, 14, 23
- A baby born on the full…
I am so very excited to share this story with you as it was one of those rare treats in life where I realize how lucky I was to witness this animal in the wild.
This is a male pinocchio anole, Anolis proboscis. Until recently it was thought to be extinct until some people found it near the small town of Mindo, Ecuador. While we were in the rainforest near Mindo, we decided to look for it just for shits and giggles. We did not expect to find it. One, it’s one of the rarest lizards in the world, and two, it hangs out in the top of the canopy. We were just poking around in a yard type area near a road when my herpetologist friend, Leah, started screaming “I found one!!”. He was just sitting there near the side of a road in a bush. Just right there within reach, an animal thought to be completely wiped off the planet! We had a little photo shoot with the rare animal then returned him to the leaf he was lazily resting on. It was quite an experience. After returning to camp, one of the biologists contacted her friend who wrote the book “Reptiles of Mindo” and he told her we were of only a few hundred people in the world who have encountered this animal! What a treat!
…I don’t know what to say about this guy, other than he looks like he got stuck in the lizard extruder.