Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus)
is a bird of the family Cracidae (guans). they can be found throughout Southern Mexico and Guatemala they are a fairly large bird growing up to 85cm long. unlike their name suggests they are the only member of their genus and are not a true guan as they have their own evolutionary lineage in the family Cracidae different than guans and curassows. they are high altitude birds residing at 3,350 and live of an diet of mostly leaves and small invertebrates. unfortunately due to habitat loss and small population size they are listed as endangered by the IUCN.
The Rose, By Gilles Menghetti
Photo Credits: Moondance by Christos Carapanos
I said, GOOD MORNING!
See this little guy here? Doesn’t he look pretty? Doesn’t he look like he wants to play? This guy right here is called a Bobbit Worm. And don’t let looks fool you, this little guy is vicious. These motherfuckers live in the ocean, at depths of around 10-40 meters, but have also been known to inhabit warm, shallow waters as well. They burrow under the sand and wait for prey to swim by their antennae. As soon as they detect any stimulus, they attack with their sharp teeth at speeds so fast they often cut fish in half, they can even cut coral in half, although normally they just pull they prey under the sand, where they finish them off. Here’s a video of one of these motherfuckers in action. Now you’re probably thinking “Oh this guys so tiny, he can’t hurt me” but you couldn’t be more wrong. These things average up to a meter in length, but have been known to grown up to 3 meters long. Yeah, you heard fucking right, 3 fucking meters, that’s longer than a grown human being, even longer than the tallest human being that ever lived. These motherfuckers are huge, I mean just look at this thing.
But that’s not even the worst part about these nasty buggers. Do you want to know what the worst part is? I don’t think you do. I really don’t think you do. But I’m gonna tell you anyways. This thing is covered, literally covered, in bristles capable of a sting that results in permanent numbness in humans. That’s right. There ain’t no walking that shit off. This shit is permanent. As in haunt you for the rest of your life permanent. Yeah. Think about that the next time you go fucking around in the ocean. Shit’s dangerous.