Australia


Green Frogs

tree frog

Red-Eyed Green Tree Frog

 

 

Owls

screech

Eastern Screech Owl

Honey Bees

queen bee

Queen Honey Bee

Thorny Devil Lizard - Prickly Desert Ant-Eater

head thorns

Australian Horned Lizard or Thorny Devil

The thorny devil is covered in spiny, warty protuberances. Narrow channels between the scales act to draw precious droplets of dew or rain to its mouth by capillary action. This is an amazing adaptation that allows them to remain in such a dry environment taking advantage of all possible moisture. The thorns or horns are mostly hollow modified scales.

 

Snake Bite Ouch!

Python Snake Bite

Source: The Sun UK - Harry Short

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