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Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds December 24, 2006

Posted by Al in : bizarre,nature , trackback

Nature is wonderful and incredibly divers, but even so I never imagined that you would find moths that drink tears. Then just to take it one stage further down the surreality tunnel, these moths sneak up on sleeping birds and have a proboscis which has barbs to lever open the birds eyelids and their nictating membrane as well. There’s something unsettling about the whole discovery – makes you wonder why your eyes are crusty when you wake up in the morning.


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