Hedgie swim time!!
Red-legged Seriema - Cariama cristata
It is said that the Red-legged Seriema, Cariama cristata, and its relative Black-legged Seriema (Chunga burmeisteri), both included in the poorly known Cariamidae Family, are the closest living relatives of giant predatory Cenozoic birds. However, despite their large size, loud vocalizations, and overall conspicuousness, relatively little has been published on this family, which is surprising considering how common they are in many areas of South America.
Cariama cristata is known for eating a large range of small animals, and is famous for being on of the few species that will eat venomous coral snakes. These birds are monogamous and territorial.
The Red-legged Seriema occurs in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and is often associated with open, seasonally inundated conditions such as mesic savanna or wetland periphery.
Other common names: Chuna Patas Rojas, Chuña Patas Rojas.
Photo credit: ©Peter Schoen | Parque Nacional Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil (2010)
Damn how can I make myself look more like this bird. For real this is a super fancy good-looking bird.
An adorable baby koala is seen enjoying a snooze after a traumatic start to life. The baby koala, nicknamed “Blondie Bumstead”, is being cared for by a volunteer from the Ipswich Koala protection society in Queensland after her mother was killed by a dog. Blondie, who was named for her light fur, was given just a 50-50 chance of pulling through after the attack. But after a course of antibiotics and some tender loving car from volunteer Marilyn Spletter she has now been given a clean bill of health. According to Marilyn she has hand-reared around 40 baby koalas but says that Blondie, who will be released back into the wild after 15 months, is one of her favourites. She said: “She’s got a little character all of her own and she knows what she wants and what she doesn’t. When she’s stressed I kiss her on the nose or I rub my nose on hers and it relaxes her”. (Photo by Jamie Hanson/Newspix/REX Features)
Good morning, jerks.
Sherlock invited John and Lestrade around to watch him hit the high score.
He waits in the hospital
John calls him a machine.
Its a three patch problem
(tells Lestrade that he’s been clean).
Jim’ll burn his heart out
says- IOU a fall.
That consulting detective
SURE PLAYS A MEAN PINBALL