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.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Did you learn something new in this post? Let us know in the comments below


acorns adventure adventures algae alligator american crow ant cricket ants aphids aquatic snails arachnids argentine ants bananas bark beetles barklice barnacles bats beaver bees beetle beetles bird lice birds black-tailed deer bloodworms bristletail bug bugs bumblebee butterflies calicoflower canada goose cardinal carpenter bees carrots caterpillars cave centipede cockroaches coot corvids court case crabs crawfish crayfish cricket crickets crow crustaceans damselflies death deer diatoms dock dragonflies earwigs eggs egrets elephant seals european starlings eyes ferns fingerprints fishes flea flies floods florida flowers fly freshwater snail frog frogs fundraiser fungus fungus-eating lady beetles galls geckos geese goats goldfinch gophers grasshopper green dock beetle green heron green lacewing guest post gull harvestmen hawks herons hike history honeybees house sparrows india insects isopods jumping bristletails jumping spiders juncos katydid kayak lacewing lady beetles land snails leaf miners leafhopper lice lichens lizard lizards lynx spider maggots Magpie mallow marsh megabats midges mildew millipede mites moles mosquito moths mouse spider nematodes nettles newt newts night nuthatches oaks owl paper wasps parasite part 2 pavement ants pelicans pigeons pill bugs plants pocket gophers pollen pollination pollinators poppy praying mantis pseudopupil pupa quail rabbits rat roach roadkill rove beetles salamander salmon sandpiper scat scorpion Scorpions sea lions sea otters seals seeds shorebird shrimp silverfish skunk snails snakes social media solifuges sparrows spider spiders springtails squirrel squirrels starlings stilts stinger sun spiders surf scoter swallows tarantula termites thrips ticks towhees trees turkey turkey vulture turtle venom vernal pool vultures warblers wasps water boatmen webspinners whales wildflower wolf spider woodpeckers Wren wrens yellow jackets youtube

Featured Post

The case of the missing grasshopper

Hello folks who wonder if crime does not pay well at least the benefits are hard to dismiss, This case is about Gregory , a band-winged Gras...