Thursday, March 10, 2011

Late

Its too late to do a review today or any other value added service. However, since I want to stay in the habit of posting, I should write something.
Have you ever seen a picture of a star-nosed mole? It is pretty grotesque; their snouts end in a bunch of little tentacles or feelers, which each have more sensitivity than a human fingertip. The tubers constantly move in search of food, and when a little morsel comes up, the upper feelers push it to the middle bottom ones so they can thoroughly investigate it and deliver it to the mouth.
I think it is the only living animal designed by H.P. Lovecraft.

4 comments:

  1. hi, I love your blog. I think you might be wrong about the feelers. Isn't it the lower feelers that grab the food?

    Star nosed moles are gross. What a coincidence, I just saw a picture of one yesterday.

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  2. My cats used to kill them and put them under the clothes line for us to find. I thought they were pretty cool, but you've definitely changed my mind. Ew. Fingernose.

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  3. And I thought I was the only one to comment on my own blog.

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