animal of the week: european bee-eater❤︎
these colorful birds can be found in many different continents. such as all over europe, asia, and africa. as you’d probably guess from the name, these birds are amazing at catching bees. they effortlessly disarm birds by ripping off their stingers before consuming them by smashing them onto a surface so that it cannot fly away, and quickly lets go of it only to eat it whole.
animal of the week: harvestmen spiders❤︎
harvestmen, more commonly known as daddy longlegs, get their name because of the fact that they’re active during fall, which is the harvesting season. even though they can be considered a little creepy to some, harvestmen are completely harmless. they don’t bite, they aren’t venomous, and are no threat to crops. their only method of self-defense is by secreting a fluid which has a foul odor in order to deter predators. they also have the ability to shed their legs in order to escape from predators if they’re caught. harvestmen are typically the scavenging-type. they usually feed on insects and bigger animals that are already deceased. however, they’re sometimes predatory towards smaller insects.
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