There is nothing more pure than pit vipers cuddling. Snakes are solitary animals but pit vipers are pretty social by snake standards, they den together in winter and in spring pregnant female with stay around the den and hang out together and even stay with their babies for a little bit after giving birth.
Oh that's a really cool video! I really want to see footage like that of a giant cave roach taking off, they only fly when highly annoyed but it must look so impressive since they're so big.I was trying to find a specific clip where someone put aircraft takeoff noises on top of slo-mo beetle footage but it seems to have vanished into the ether. This video is a good substitute though! The way the flight muscles are so prominent on some beetles is really neat to watch.
Yeah there were a bunch of these carcasses in the corners of my room and they got into the lighting fixtures a few years back.Asian lady beetles, or Harmonia axyridis, are the bane of my existence.
They were introduced in the Midwest decades ago to fight aphids and they're fucking everywhere now. Each spring and fall they get super active and they love to invade houses and set up shop. They crawl everywhere, they attack windows. They are attracted to light. They like flying in your face or crawling on you and they release a sweet but awful smelling stink juice when threatened. I can't even comfortably drink a can of pop in my house for months of the year because the fuckers will crawl in the can and float in the pop if you don't hold the can the entire time.
I hate these fuckers more than any other animal. Fuck Asian beetles and fuck Asia and Asians.
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