endangereduglythings:

chalkandwater:

Dragonfly nymphs are voracious predators, hunting everything from mosquito larvae to fish and tadpoles. Their lower jaw is extendable, allowing the nymph to strike with great speed.

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I always have fun showing larval odonata to people who don’t know. The adults are jewel-like flitting creatures. The babies are horrible crab aliens with projectile jaws.

Nature is amazing.

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deux-zero-deux:

I remember this one time I actually made it away and made it up the steps. Major accomplishment cuz my mom got them deadly reflexes and stayed catching me and nothing makes anything worse than getting caught after putting up a fight. BUT I got cocky and tripped on that top step, fell, and slid all the way to the bottom on my stomach and got whooped on the landing. My back, front, and pride hurt. 😩😂 #mymomgothandsfordays #mymomcouldcatchacheetah #mymomthebruceleesofmoms

deux-zero-deux:

I remember this one time I actually made it away and made it up the steps. Major accomplishment cuz my mom got them deadly reflexes and stayed catching me and nothing makes anything worse than getting caught after putting up a fight. BUT I got cocky and tripped on that top step, fell, and slid all the way to the bottom on my stomach and got whooped on the landing. My back, front, and pride hurt. 😩😂 #mymomgothandsfordays #mymomcouldcatchacheetah #mymomthebruceleesofmoms

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