Hello folks who wonder why some people are willing to spend 10 mins trying to find a parking spot as close to the entrance when they are ultimately going to the gym,

Note: This is a part of the series highlighting Australia's fascinating world of Natural History I came across during my trip. Don't be disappointed if you do not see this stuff in your backyard, it's not your fault.

Eastern Water Skinks can be spotted hanging around the coastal rivers and creeks of eastern Australia. Their diet primarily consists of water beetles, other aquatic insects, snails, tadpoles and funyuns. What do you care, you are not it's nutritionist.

One day I was simply sitting on a bench, minding my own business, playing Candy Crush and suddenly I hear a faint voice. I look around but I don't see anyone, but the voice persists. So I look down and I see this Eastern Water Skink on my shoes.

So I lean down to pay attention to this skink, and it said "Are you wearing these shoes, because you can't afford Air Jordans?" How dare you, you little punk! You are not even wearing any shoes. Then I shooed it away.





What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of flies? Someone who has a shitty job, commutes for miles every day to work and back and what does it get in the end for all this effort. More Sh*t!


Below are some flies just happy living the mediocre life they thought they deserve.



But some flies sought change. They were not content with living this questionable existence. They were fed up of the bureaucracy, waiting in life for their turn to get some more crap.
So they decided when they can't get something for themselves, they are going to rob, steal and kill.
Below is a Robber fly deep in thought about its decision to choose the thug life.

Robber flies belong to the same order(Diptera) as house flies but they do one thing very well. Rob. What do they rob? Souls of other arthropods.

Robber flies will perch on one location for sometime looking around for victims before going in for the kill. Once they take the victim by surprise, they stab it with its beak injecting it with a saliva containing neurotoxins which starts to liquify the organs of the victim. This causes the prey to be paralyzed and then they suck out the bodily contents as fast as a Russian finishing his vodka. Notice how they have long legs, they are used to keep the victim at bay so they are not injured in the counterattack.

Below is a 
Robber Fly asking the plant bug if its life is indeed flashing in front of its eyes.

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