Just when you thought you’d seen it all, nature dishes up a snake with tentacles.
Australia’s thorny devils (Moloch horridus) are incredible animals. Their spiky armour is, as you might have guessed, used for defence. Their is dotted with tiny grooves that suck up dew on the surface and water from the ground through capillary action, passing it to the devil’s mouth without the lizard having to lift a finger. So it’s probably not a look judgement this little devil has on its face, rather, it’s one of satisfaction.
We’re not sure what’s worse: finding a snake in your home, or discovering a two-metre long snake skin in your roof— with no actual snake in sight.
A national icon in New Zealand, tuatara are the only living example of a reptile group that was widespread 60-240 million years ago.