Snake Uses Hilarious Adaptation to Thwart Danger

This has got to be the funniest wildlife video I’ve seen in a very long time… The Western Hook-nosed Snake has developed a rather unique adaptation, which it makes use of to temporarily alarm enemies. It farts. Yes, it farts: something the guy in this video calls “popping noises, which it makes by squeezing air out of its cloaca” (biology speak for butt). Yeah, last time I checked, squeezing air out of your butt is called a fart. I especially LOVE how the snake continues to squeeze out little nervous farts while the guy handles it. If you can remember any of what he says, I applaud you. I was too busy laughing. Enjoy!

Video Source: “Western Hooknose Snake” uploaded by Orry Martin to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pGJMHOUD7o

Today’s Biology Lesson: A Talking Squirrel

There’s nothing like a flurry of cute animal videos to make you feel better about going to work. This one of a fast-talking squirrel will only take 10 seconds of your day, so when your boss exits the room for Office # 2 (to see a man about a wallaby), you’ll have ample time to watch it at least four times… because you’re going to want to.

The more you watch it, the funnier it gets. Here’s a grateful talking squirrel…

Video Source: “A Talking Squirrel” uploaded by Fun4you on YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-wa8rXc1Z4

“Hello there I am a fat little squirrel sitting on your porch thank you very much for giving me these delicious walnuts I like them very much you are a nice person i will be sure to come back tomorrow to get some more walnuts you are my favorite person in the neighborhood I like you like you love you love”

Apes Gone… Er, NOT Wild

If you’ve ever doubted our genetic relationship with apes, now’s the time to open your mind. Simply watching this orang-utan carefully wash his or her face with a moist cloth is absolutely enchanting and convincing of the fact that we share a common ancestor.

Video Source: “Proof that Darwin was Right” Uploaded by Sour Cherries on YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKU5VT0uumU

Calm Your Cat With “Species Specific” Music!

Cat music

If your cat is more of a psychopath than you’d like to admit – and I know, because I have one of those – try playing the little critter some cat music! According to the exceptionally talented David Teie, human music simply won’t make the cut because its backbone is the drum beat, which is reminiscent of our experience in the womb. Here, the soundtrack to our development was our mother’s heartbeats. Cats, however, relate far better to purring and the mewling sounds of nursing kittens. Whip that into a song and you’ve got an aural elixir that is sure to calm your rambunctious kitty down.

Video Source: “Composer Creates Music Just for Cats and They Love It – Listen Here” Uploaded by IBTimes UK to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzDritMhnXo

And for the full story behind this clip:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/355308040/music-for-cats-0/widget/video.html