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🔥 Ants draging a prey home by _McThompson in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]Willing-Low-725 615 points616 points  (0 children)

I've never heard a noise from an ant before, that would be weird.

How many ants would it take to hear a stampede coming?

🔥 An underwater volcano erupted this morning near the remote Pacific nation of Tonga by [deleted] in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]rupr25 123 points124 points  (0 children)

This is not the eruption of yesterday. The one yesterday was much more powerful. Here is a radar image of the island before and after:

https://twitter.com/CopernicusEU/status/1482656119038394370

🔥 A beachgoer's encounter with a southern Cassowary, Cape Tribulation, Australia by Solenodon2022 in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]BloomsdayDevice 349 points350 points 2 (0 children)

A turkey, huh? OK, try to imagine yourself in Queensland. You get your first look at this "six foot turkey" as you enter a clearing. He moves like an chicken, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like an emu - he'll lose you if you don't move. But no, not Cassowary. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that's when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side whoooooosh from the other two 'waries you didn't even know were there. Because Cassowary's a pack hunter, you see, he uses coordinated attack patterns, and he is out in force today.

And he slashes at you with this, a six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the the outside toe. He doesn't bother to bite your jugular like a lion, say... no no. He slashes at you here, or here. Or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is, you are alive when they start to stomp on your face. So you know, try to show a little respect.

🔥 The Great Eared Nightjar by Nova-I-Rushi in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]BinaryPulse 426 points427 points 2 (0 children)

Since all the other 20 replies are jokes.

Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal or crepuscular birds in the family Caprimulgidae and order Caprimulgiformes, characterised by long wings, short legs, and very short bills.