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Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia), a threatened species in Colorado, where these were photographed, place scat from other animals around their burrows to attract dung beetles which make a tasty snack.

Photographs: Peter Eades

(via: Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge)

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"Pink tooth" is a common finding in death by asphyxiation.

ragincontagion:

"Pink tooth" is a common finding in death by asphyxiation.

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The slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea) is a common species of mongoose found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Dozens of subspecies are known, and the fur color varies between subspecies. The slender mongoose tends to live alone or in pairs, and, although it is an opportunistic omnivore, it feeds primarily on insects.
This specimen was photographed at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic.
 Photograph: Karel Jakubec
(via: Wikipedia)

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The slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea) is a common species of mongoose found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. Dozens of subspecies are known, and the fur color varies between subspecies. The slender mongoose tends to live alone or in pairs, and, although it is an opportunistic omnivore, it feeds primarily on insects.

This specimen was photographed at the Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic.

Photograph: Karel Jakubec

(via: Wikipedia)

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Japanese plane shot down in Pacific testifying to the accuracy of Navy anti-aircraft fire. Streaming smoke and flame in its wake, the Japanese plane is snapped as it plummets into the Pacific. In the foreground of the picture are wire installations of the carrier. 24 July 1944.

greatestgeneration:

Japanese plane shot down in Pacific testifying to the accuracy of Navy anti-aircraft fire. Streaming smoke and flame in its wake, the Japanese plane is snapped as it plummets into the Pacific. In the foreground of the picture are wire installations of the carrier. 24 July 1944.

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Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.

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Coral branches retreating to protect themselves.

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Wolf’s Milk Slime  (Toothpaste Slime)
Fruiting bodies (scientifically named aethalia) of the plasmodial slime mold Lycogala epidendrum are quite distinctive by its little, round, reddish pink balls, which exude a pinkish orange paste when popped. This cosmopolitan slime mold grows in groups on dead wood, especially large logs. 
[Mycetozoa - Myxomycetes - Liceales - Tubiferaceae - Lycogala - Lycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr., 1829]
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©MaKeR i | Locality: unknown

libutron:

Wolf’s Milk Slime  (Toothpaste Slime)

Fruiting bodies (scientifically named aethalia) of the plasmodial slime mold Lycogala epidendrum are quite distinctive by its little, round, reddish pink balls, which exude a pinkish orange paste when popped. This cosmopolitan slime mold grows in groups on dead wood, especially large logs. 

[Mycetozoa - Myxomycetes - Liceales - Tubiferaceae - LycogalaLycogala epidendrum (L.) Fr., 1829]

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©MaKeR i | Locality: unknown

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clusterpod:

Galerina patagonica
Tahune, Tasmania

clusterpod:

Galerina patagonica

Tahune, Tasmania

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Konstancja Nowina Konopka

A Thousand Evil Deeds

This is a story about the kids from Biskupice — a rusty-with-ill-reputation industrial district of Zabrze in the Silesian Highlands of Southern Poland.

Children from Biskupice have the luxury of freedom which their peers from big metropolities can not feel. Children from Biskupice do not have fenced play areas, and they are allowed to trample lawns. They can play football everywhere they want, enjoy adventures and secret places, and not always behave well.

Their world seem to be infinite.

This is a story about five friends who democratically share fags, chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks. They steer clear of a bully, “Big Aneta”. These boys hate school and already two of them left it for good.

They can not start with a clean slate though. Szychta with Kalus dumped a cat off the bridge. Kalus with Bajlas devastated the local cemetery. Bajlas with Szychta set fire to an old shed. And Bajlas smashed a dinner plate on his school friend’s head.

Their world can appear fascinating with its limitless living space and imagination, but then it makes you puzzled with the moral code. This poses the question of how many evil deeds are yet to be committed to reach anticipated adulthood…

— Konstancja Nowina Konopka

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