Following up my summer reading list, I wanted to take a moment and share some fun biological facts with you. Some are interesting, some kinda gross, and a few are in the category of what the heck? You have been warned.
Those that are on the BWL Facebook Group might have seen a couple of these already ...
There are going to be a lot of links provided in this post to fact based sites. To make reading the post the most enjoyable, stop and click the links where provided.
Fun Fact 1: You know that long 'kee-eeeee-arr' sound that a Bald Eagle's make in commercials?
Like this one ...
That sound that has become an almost iconic Bald Eagle sound ... isn't actually an Eagle. Bald Eagles have a weaker, whistling or thrilling call.
So if it isn't a Bald Eagle, just what are you hearing? It's a hawk of some kind, normally a Red-tailed Hawk.
Fun Fact 5: Placobdelloides jaegerskioeldi
What the heck is that? It's the elusive Hippo Leech.
There is actually a leech that is found in the last 10 cm of the rectum of hippos. Yep, you read that right. There is a butthole leech for hippos. Ever wonder why they are in such a bad mood? LOL Well wonder no more.
While it is the dream of many field biologists to discover a new species, I am just not sure I could enjoy that claim to fame.
Parasite of the Day: Hippo leech
Hippo Leech Revisited
If you enjoyed this post, stay tuned for more bio fun facts to come.