Sunday, April 16, 2017

Swallow!

She has to be quick ...

Or the hermit will get her lunch.

The burrowing anemone will sting any crab that touches her tentacles, and eat a snail or limpet that gets too close. But she tolerates hermit crabs. So they climb all over her, and when she finds food, they reach into her mouth to grab it before she finishes swallowing.

It's not quite fair.

3 comments:

  1. I thought your title meant you'd seen a swallow Hirundinidae!

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  2. If I'd got a photo of a Hirundinid, that close up, there'd be five exclamation points.

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