This is another info graphic I did advocating for snakes. When spring comes around snakes start to come out of hibernation and sometimes will end up in people’s backyards. Snakes around this time are killed left and right, whether it is completely harmless or venomous. I want to urge people to learn about snakes and also to leave snakes alone!
The Vampire Bat is the only species of bat that has retained its ability to maneuver on land, not only can they walk on land but they can also hop and run at surprisingly fast speeds!
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there a species of bat in New Zealand that walks? They behave like shrews, if my memory serves…
Whoops, you’re absolutely right!
Mystacina tuberculata, the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, spends about 30% of its time scurrying around on the forest floor hunting invertebrates, filling a similar niche to mice and shrews. Definitely more terrestrial than the vampire bats.
A majestic rare albino whale shark graces the ocean
Sometimes, Nature puts on a show that leaves Man awestruck. And these spectacular displays by two denizens of the deep left all who saw them beguiled by their grace and beauty. Divers were stunned by the sight of a 33ft albino whale shark as it glided through the waters off the coast of Darwin, an island in the Galapagos group. (Full Story)