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    streak his blood across my beak PoorMatty's Avatar
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    I have quite a few owl figurines around, from realistic to cute to artistic.
    I have . . . a few . . . myself.



    This photo represents about 1/3 of my entire collection. Scary enough, there are over 90 photos in my Owl Collection album on Facebook.

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    Zombie Ant Mushroom . . . Thingys



    Once it infects an ant, the fungus uses as-yet-unidentified chemicals to control the ant's behavior, [study researcher David] Hughes told LiveScience. It directs the ant to leave its colony (a very un-ant-like thing to do) and bite down on the underside of a leaf -- the ant's soon-to-be resting place. Once it is killed by the fungus, the ant remains anchored in place, thanks to its death grip on the leaf.

    Ultimately, the fungus produces a long stalk that protrudes from the ant's head, shooting spores out in the hopes of infecting other ants. Two of the four newly discovered species also sprouted smaller stalks elsewhere, including from the victim's feet and lower leg joints - the equivalent of knees.

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    EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorMatty View Post
    I have . . . a few . . . myself.



    This photo represents about 1/3 of my entire collection. Scary enough, there are over 90 photos in my Owl Collection album on Facebook.
    Fantastic! Sweet Pea needs to get in here and post pics of her owl collection, it's a lot like yours.

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    So, one of my tenants today found a HUGE (for Chicago) spider in his apartment and decided to bring it in, STILL ALIVE, in a zip lock baggie to show me.

    Despite my skin crawling and knowing this could possibly set me back thousands in therapy, I decided to research spiders to see what kind it was... and came across THIS!

    (warning: this may be triggering for any arachnophobes)

    http://www.crainium.net/jdjArchives/..._the_deep.html

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    I LIKE spiders and that one gave me the heebies. The jeebies too, actually.

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    Must. resist. pressing. it.

    Here, I'll throw in something cute! Meet the Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel!


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    So fluffy I could die!

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    Spidertrees
    NGYAAH!


    An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters. Because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water has taken so long to recede, many trees have become cocooned in spiders webs. As a result, the mosquito population seems to have decreased, a small blessing likely caused by these webs.

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    I would burn every last motherfucking tree to the ground. Jesus. Fuck.

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    Better spiders than mosquitos.

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    ^ nuh uh

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    The peacock spider. One of the coolest things I've ever seen.

    http://www.towleroad.com/2011/04/peacock-spider.html

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    Wow. Nature is so cool! Love that spider (and I hate spiders), and those spider trees are pretty awesome too.

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