Leaf bug (Phyllium giganteum)

The constant wobbling as they move is a part of their disguise, making it seem as though the “leaf” is only moving because of a light breeze.

If you blow on one it will also shake around in the hopes of matching any actual surrounding leaves

this is a pokemon

The craziest thing is that this bug doesn’t hope or try or intend for any of this. It looks and behaves the way it does only because it’s ancestors were eaten less than other individuals because of the way they looked and behaved and thus able to reproduce more.

I’m fortunate enough that my family is pretty cool and I still live at home by choice. It financially benefits both me and my mother and means I don’t have to live with disgusting unkept people my own age having dramas around me and leaving bowls festering in the sink.

But that doesn’t mean that her and her boyfriend aren’t unbearably annoying at times.

The boyfriend is weird - I suspect pretty severe dyspraxia in combo with a shit upbringing and being from a generation of men who had to get on with things regardless of their struggles. He’s anxious, impatient and forgetful.

Yesterday we had a discussion about pulling the gate at the side of the house to, because it stops foxes from getting into our yard which has high fences all around. Today it was open, so I just mention it to him and he flips the fuck out. He’s angry at himself, but he turns it into “you’re the one with the problem with the gate, you close it then!” which is childish beyond belief.

And instead of mum voicing her true opinion, that the gate does indeed need to be pulled to, she protects him to avoid an argument. I call her out on this bullshit and the next time I see her I get “we’ve just had a row, are you happy now?”

People often say “move out then” as if I’m completely in the wrong here, but I’m not leeching, I pay her rent. Put any two people together and they will have disagreements and you’re allowed to voice displeasure over them and try to find solutions. I’d much rather have fallings out with family that inevitably settle than risk damaging friendships, but that’s just me.

I’m having issues at my part time job at the moment similar to this, with being punished for other people’s bullshit by having to pick up the peices. I guess I’m just sensitive to it because I know I try hard and dance around everyone else’s peculiarities and my whole life I’ve felt like people won’t dance round mine.



So a new species of snake (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides) was recently discovered in southern Iran.


Its common name is the spider-tailed horned viper because its tail is literally a fucking spider. This salty motherfucker has a spider (well, a VERY convincing spider-shaped lure) for a tail. I’d try to get on its level but I don’t know if that’s even possible. 


Spider snake. Snake spider. Nature isn’t even in the neighborhood of fucking around.