Thursday, April 17, 2014
dragonsateyourtoast:

herooflife:

rilgon:

randomness-is-rampant:

castielscongregation:

apeturemurder:

admin666:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur
NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes 

fucking hell it yells mom like a lost child!! This is straight out of a horror film

WHAT



It gets creepier when you know that these types of birds were thought to be psychopomps, harbingers of death who helped guide souls to the underworld. This status is found in cultures ranging from Aboriginal Australia, to Europe, to the Incas, because of their haunting cries.

Am… am I a horrible person because I think it looks cute?

ah yes the “harbinger of death”

"leader of souls" 

truly majestic bird


Umm… psyche! That looks like a Lesser pootoo to me, and it makes a slow cascading series of cooing sounds.

^ I’m so proud to know you :)

dragonsateyourtoast:

herooflife:

rilgon:

randomness-is-rampant:

castielscongregation:

apeturemurder:

admin666:

karkatstuck:

tangarang:

fullmetalbukkake:

lafix:

A very bizarre bird was photographed in Venezuela recently. Meet the Potoo, which is rarely seen in daylight. - Imgur

NOPE

what the fuck is that

that looks like a god damn nightmare

and this is sound it makes 

fucking hell it yells mom like a lost child!! This is straight out of a horror film

WHAT

It gets creepier when you know that these types of birds were thought to be psychopomps, harbingers of death who helped guide souls to the underworld. This status is found in cultures ranging from Aboriginal Australia, to Europe, to the Incas, because of their haunting cries.

Am… am I a horrible person because I think it looks cute?

ah yes the “harbinger of death”

image

"leader of souls" 

image

truly majestic bird

image

Umm… psyche! That looks like a Lesser pootoo to me, and it makes a slow cascading series of cooing sounds.

^ I’m so proud to know you :)

becausebirds:

The magical Tufted Coquette! This beautiful hummingbird can be found sipping nectar in South America.

Magical is right. This bird is a fairy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

dakonic:

Akasha out exploring pre-shed.

Gorgeous viper boa and equally wonderful photography.


Tanagers! Itamar Campos, 500px.com

Tanagers!
Itamar Campos, 500px.com

teleos:

Me, demonstrating a safe restraint. No pressure should be placed on the underside of the throat and the hold should be as gentle as you can make it without losing control. (The snake in this picture is not trying to bite me; this is just his reaction to being handled this way, which is actually really common. He got over it at the speed of light.) Please excuse my poor wounded hands. Life’s rough.

teleos:

Me, demonstrating a safe restraint. No pressure should be placed on the underside of the throat and the hold should be as gentle as you can make it without losing control. (The snake in this picture is not trying to bite me; this is just his reaction to being handled this way, which is actually really common. He got over it at the speed of light.) Please excuse my poor wounded hands. Life’s rough.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

breadsports:

look at these potoo chicks though

Monday, March 3, 2014

A trio of fiesty young Amazon tree boas. video

CUTIES.

(Source: sssnakesss)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

givemebackmyhomo:

irateginger:

Fiery Throated Hummingbird

THESE LOOK LIKE THE TOOTH FAIRIES FROM THE GUARDIANS.

EEEEEEEEE

Absolutely gorgeous!

(Source: fairy-wren)

zacharge:

California Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata)- San Mateo County, CA
Nightsnakes are small, nocturnal snakes native to much of the western United States. Primarily lizard eaters, these snakes envenomate their prey with fangs located towards the back of their upper jaw- hence labeled as a “rear-fanged” colubrid. Other examples of rear-fanged (opisthoglyphous) snakes include Hognose Snakes and Ring-necked Snakes, amongst many more throughout the world.

TIL of nightsnakes. 

zacharge:

California Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata)- San Mateo County, CA

Nightsnakes are small, nocturnal snakes native to much of the western United States. Primarily lizard eaters, these snakes envenomate their prey with fangs located towards the back of their upper jaw- hence labeled as a “rear-fanged” colubrid. Other examples of rear-fanged (opisthoglyphous) snakes include Hognose Snakes and Ring-necked Snakes, amongst many more throughout the world.

TIL of nightsnakes. 

owlsonmymind:

Snowy Owl 12-22-13 (by nebirdsplus)

owlsonmymind:

Snowy Owl 12-22-13 (by nebirdsplus)

(Source: szelence)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

thejunglenook:

markscherz:

koryos:

markscherz:

reptilesrevolution:

Rhabdophis tigrinus - Venomous/Poisonous Colubrid of Asia.

Poisonous snakes poisonous snakes poisonous snakes!!

Stealing Mark’s thunder to explain that these snakes are both poisonous AND venomous due to the fact that they absorb toxins (bufadienolides) from amphibian prey into a specialized gland along their neck. (You can see the raised gland in some of the photos.) This means that predators who bite into the snake get a nasty toxic surprise. However, these snakes also produce their own injectable venom- they just tend to use it for hunting rather than defense.

SPOIL SPORT!

I love it when science tumblr comes together.

reptilesrevolution:

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