July 20, 2009

Jumping Jerboas and Sarah Palin…blogging in a strange, strange world

Posted in animals, celebrity tagged , , at 8:39 pm by Skybluepink

It’s been a busy summer and I have to say it’s been hard to find time to sit down and blog. I logged in today with the goal of writing a quick missive. However, I was surprised to see just how many hits I’ve been receiving even though I haven’t posted in over a month. And the reason for all of the hits? Jerboas and Sarah Palin! It’s a strange, strange world when the most searched words are about rare fluffy animals with huge ears, and  fluffy ex-governors with huge egos…

 

Jerboa

Jerboa

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Not a Jerboa

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June 9, 2009

The perfect pocket-sized pet

Posted in animals, Cute, Paris tagged , , , , at 11:18 pm by Skybluepink

I’m back from the trip of  a lifetime. I truly had the most amazing time in Paris and look forward to blogging about it all soon. In the meantime, I’ll post the random, the bizarre and the interesting until I have collected my thoughts and photos.

I came across this cute little critter over the weekend on Cute Overload…the Pygmy Jerboa…the perfect pocket-sized pet.

Pygmy Jerboa

Pygmy Jerboa

December 29, 2008

Hot-pink and bitchy

Posted in animals, bugs, celebrity, Fashion tagged , , , , , , at 6:17 pm by Skybluepink

You may have heard that more than 1,000 new species were found in the Greater Mekong area between 1997 and 2007.  Amazing discoveries, from spiders the size of dinner plates to woolly bats, but perhaps the most intriguing of all these creatures is the Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)

Pink Dragon Millipede

The millipede may look “pretty” but this is not a candy-coated cuddley critter…it’s spiny and toxic and shoots cyanide if “bugged”. Far from a fashion statement, the millipede’s colour is designed to warn potential predators of its toxicity.

For some reason this image pops into my head…

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